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Puppy Teeth

Hi, I am new to the site. Zorro is 5 months old and I am concerned about his teeth. I can see new teeth in the lower front area, and he still has his baby teeth in front of them. Also his upper front teeth are not looking too good and I am hoping they are his baby teeth. I'd love some information on Havanese teeth. (I am a dental hygienist, so of course I'm into teeth, but I do not know anything about puppy teeth) Thanks
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Welcome Ellen and Zorro! I;m sorry no one has posted here yet, but I only just saw your thread today. If you see a thread or question of yours gets lost in the shuffle of all the other threads, don't hesitate to post in it again as it will bump it up and will be seen. Some of the action here can get pretty crazy sometimes! lol

I know little about puppy teeth honestly. When do you have Zorro scheduled for his neutering? The vet will usually wait for the teeth to come in so that IF any need a little urging, they can remove them while Zorro is under for his neutering. Has anything changed since you posted? let us know and we'll see if anyone else has advice for you.

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Our Gandy was 7 months old a week ago and he got neutered 2 weeks ago and still had one stubborn baby tooth alongside one of his larger front teeth so the vet removed it while he was out during surgery.

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Wish I could help you but don't have any experience with it. I'm guessing that if puppy teeth need to be pulled and it isn't done that it can mess up the bite or adult teeth, but that's a guess on my part.

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My Dasher lost a few more teeth right before his 6 month birthday. But I went into panic mode about it cause my maltese had so many teeth pulled when she was spayed as well. I received some good advice about buying the different shaped bully sticks- the braided ones, the pretzel ones, etc. The last two teeth came out that same weekend. You may want to call your breeder because I was in panic on the advice from someone that has a line of Havanese that all of them have to have teeth pulled as puppies.

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I just want to toss in that vets have to learn/know so much, about so many different breeds, that they are not always the perfect resource. Folks on this forum seem in general to know so much more about the fine details of the breed.
When we saw the vet for the first time, she said Pepper's puppy teeth weren't oriented correctly and adults would come in poorly. That I'd need to 'apply pressure to push them outward' for several minutes every day, using something like a puppy kong.
Need I try to describe to you what Pepper thought of that idea??
His baby teeth all popped out just fine and the adults came in very nicely. I am SO glad I didn't try to force his teeth outward every day. Have no doubt a daily battle would have affected our trust relationship.

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I bought some cheap treats called Denta Stix, they smell bad but both of my guys love them! On the package it says they can have two per day but mine have only had two this week. Murphy had a stubborn tooth that was just hanging but wouldn't come out and I gave him one of those today and then we found it on the carpet! He still has lots to go but I'm going to give him one of the Denta Stix every few days.

Welcome to the forum, Zorro's little photo is so cute!!!

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Dexter still has some baby teeth in his mouth and he is almost 8 months old. I will be looking to see what else Dexter can chew on to make those remaining baby teeth come out.

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GREAT NEWS! Zorro's lower baby teeth have finally fallen out and I can see that the adult teeth are slowly moving into the correct alignment. Zorro has been chewing on his
bully stick like a maniac. It seems to be doing the trick! He will turn 6 months in a few days, so that seems within the normal range of time. I'm going to wait a few more weeks to have him neutered so that his remaining missing teeth can come in.
Thanks for al your feedback.
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That's great Ellen! We found two teeth yesterday.

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