Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Ramon, Ca.
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Hi everyone --
Well, we took Snoopy in for his first vet visit last week and for the most part he came through with flying colors. The one area of concern was with his bite. evidently his Canine Incisors are 'Medial' - which means his baby teeth are basically located where his adult canines would come in. I knew about this before I agreed to purchase him and am still very happy with the little guy.
Here's the rub -- My vet spoke with a vet dentist (I swear I didn't know such a person even existed!!) anyway, a picture of Snoops and a phone conversation between the two vets have me considering (strongly) their recommendation to put the SnoopDog under and pulling the two Canines to allow the adults to come in in the proper location. I'm good with that, as long as that's what I get - I'm not so good with that if it's being recommended by an "overabundance of caution" and no certainty of success.
My vet also offered to neuter him at the same time -- it's important to know that the offer was conditioned with a "I really don't want to, but it's an option I'll entertain for you as long as he's under already".....
What's the thinking with the members here. Should I go through with the pulling or 'Wait and see' how the adult teeth come in. Snoops is 4 months old. I think he's too young for neutering -- but can be convinced otherwise if there's a compelling reason.
Jim and Lynda and Snickers and the new P&P machine.