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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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Havanese tooth fairy?

Lucky (at about 5 months now) had a day about a week ago where he clearly felt quite uncomfortable and was whimpering. I hopefully thought it was because he wanted to go out to potty (HA) but then it became clear, I found a tooth on the sofa where he'd been resting (it was one of the bottom incisors or whatever you call it). Today, he stopped in the middle of his breakfast and went to his pad to whimper awhile with his favorite toy, Lambchops and bingo, he left another tooth behind. Anybody have experience with tooth losing? Seems the right age what with teething and all and I read that dogs do lose their baby teeth (of course) but usually just swallow them. I'm wondering if this is normal for a Hav or should I call the vet?? Thanks and ciao

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I didn't find any of my hav's teeth and I was so disappointed. I found a little collection with my last dog (and still have them, i know it's sick, but they remind me of how little she was). I don't think it's an issue at all; he just spit rather than swallowed.
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I have a little basket in a drawer filled with my son's teeth and Gryff's teeth (kind of gross, but I can't just throw them out). Either Jinx hasn't lost any yet or I haven't found any. He is five months old now.

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I've heard it go both ways... Some people find them, other people don't. But 5 months is about the right time.

I never found any of Kodi's teeth (would have loved to!!!) but he did have a tough time teething. I started finding blood all over his soft toys because he was chewing at them so hard. Pam King suggested that I wet an old wash cloth, tie it in a knot then freeze it, and give that to him to chew on. It really seemed to help keep him more comfortable during that teething period!


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We've found most of Bob's teeth. For a while there, he was losing about one a day. The only oddity is that he has a double set of canines on top. His adult canines have fully come in right next to the baby ones, which don't appear to be going anywhere. The vet said that he MIGHT lose them on his own between now and a year old. If not, they'll have to pull them. I've never seen such a thing.
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We've found most of Bob's teeth. For a while there, he was losing about one a day. The only oddity is that he has a double set of canines on top. His adult canines have fully come in right next to the baby ones, which don't appear to be going anywhere. The vet said that he MIGHT lose them on his own between now and a year old. If not, they'll have to pull them. I've never seen such a thing.
I think it's not that uncommon, and one of the reasons folks urge you to wait to neuter the dog so they can pull the teeth under the same episode of anesthetic. Anyways, I hate that it hurts the dog for the teeth to come out, though it hurt me too when I tied a string to my loose tooth and my sister shut the door.

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I'm sorry your baby is experiencing some discomfort. With Bobby, we hardly even knew there was a tooth missing until we found it on the floor or he would be working at it with his tongue.

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I only ever found one tooth and it was while we were away on vacation. It was in his hair. I did save it for his baby book, but somehow it got lost before I got back home. He did leave little spots of blood on some of his toys for a little while, but it never seemed to bother him.

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I think it's not that uncommon, and one of the reasons folks urge you to wait to neuter the dog so they can pull the teeth under the same episode of anesthetic.
*really* common; my pup had both of his incisors pulled when he got neutered.
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Interesting. And here I thought it didn't happen very often.

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