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Puppy Teeth

Sorry about starting a new thread but I couldn't find the link on puppy teeth--I'm sure there must be one.

Our 8 month old Bella still has her incisors--both are right next to the adult teeth. She has already been spayed so dealing with the extraction at that time is out. She's eating her kibbles without any problem and chews on her beef sticks, but sometimes she'll scratch her mouth.

My question is: can the vet remove those two teeth with a local anesthetic? We don't want to put her under again.

And, we use Oxyfresh for her teeth. It's a liquid that goes into the water and was recommended by our vet. What's the opinion of the group concerning Oxyfresh?
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Ha ha ha! I've looked for the spell check option a few times too. Oh well.

I haven't heard anything negative about Oxyfresh.

Only your vet will be able to tell if Bella will need anesthesia to have the teeth removed. If she is pawing at her face, I'd suspect they are bothering her. Now, whether that be due to crowding or pain, I don't know. You don't want to wait any longer though, because she is still growing and having both sets of canines. This can mess up her jaw alignment if it hasn't already.

I'm hoping you meant that she has her canines, not her incisors. The incisors should fall out pretty easily. They are small and tiny. Canines do seem to cause some trouble in some Havs.
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I thought they were called incisors--they are the pointed, long teeth. Some of her other teeth are crooked, too. I'm glad we're not going to show her. Our vet is very careful about anesthetic and the price tag shows that. We paid $750 to have her spayed--that was more than we paid for our second child!
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It sounds like the canines...and yes, you should get her to the vet for an evaluation.
I've not tried the OxyFresh.....but I'm thinking I should. Izzy's only 16 months and I am seeing tarter on her teeth. She fights the brush......does it work????

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$750 to spay a dog that is really high!!!!!!!! Do have someone check out the teeth as soon as possible. My vet put Smarty down with a very light anesthesia to remove 4 teeth, it took the vet less than 5 minutes. I was there and did her nails while waiting for her to wake up. My bill for the teeth was around $90 with all the blood work. Good luck.

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Here you go, Nancy.


The incisors are the six small teeth on the top and six small ones on the bottom. (Your dog may have fewer than six.) The canines are the four long ones (two on top, and two on the bottom).
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I know it cost about $170 to have two of MeMe's canines pulled. Thanks for the photo Kimberly.


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Thanks for the tooth chart. It is the canines and one incisor came in at a 90 degree angle.
We found our vet in doing a search for a vet who checks titer levels before giving yearly shots. This was the closest vet to us. He's on the Martha Stewart show, we found out much later, and has so many contacts from her show that they don't answer their phone. We have to leave a voice mail and hope they get back to us. They seem very good except for that.

After writing all these things, it sounds like we have a freak for a dog and a pompos holistic vet! You wouldn't know there was a problem with Bella's teeth unless you looked--the vet is another matter.
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There must be a vet in your area that will answer their phone, what would happen if you had an emergency.

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Ha ha ha! I've looked for the spell check option a few times too. Oh well.
Just to answer this question, I have found that if a word is mis-spelled, just right click on the mis-spelled word and at the top it will give you suggestions of what you may be trying to spell Hope this helps all as this is the only method of spell check that I have found.

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