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Baby teeth?

What experiance do you have with baby teeth not falling out on their own?

Hailey's teeth all fell out and grew in normally, but my puppy's arnt being quite that cooperative! She's losing her back teeth just fine, but has not lost her top canines yet, and the adult teeth are already about 1-2 milimeters down. She has lost both her bottom canines, but no adult teeth have grown in there yet! I think they have it backwards

anyway, I was considering having them pulled, but dont want to if I dont have to. But, on the other hand, I dont want her bite to go off because of my fault, of not getting her teeth pulled.

Anyway, if anyone has experiance with this, please let me know!!

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When my Papillon was a puppy he was double fanged for quite awhile, I can't remember maybe 2-3 months but with due time they fell out. So, give it time and they should come out. Is she chewing a lot? My Papillon was a worst teether than any of other dogs. A big fat carrot should keep her busy and soothe her gums.
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I've had several dogs that are closely related to your puppy on the sire's side and none of them have needed to have their canine teeth pulled. I gave them some serious chewy treat (like Merrick Flossies or Merrick Wishbones) and was fortunate to lose the baby teeth in a fairly normal time.

However, I also have had dogs from other lines that do not lose their baby teeth on their own.

Can you wiggle them to help? Since Hailey's came out naturally, you're probably in good shape, but it really isn't worth the risk, especially she is your fabulous show potential bitch.

By the way, if you go to your vet, you'll probably be surprised how easy it is to remove them.
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I recommend getting them removed. It is amazing how huge the roots are compared to people baby teeth. What you see is about a 1/3 of the actual tooth!

Linus had 12 teeth pulled. His breath is so much better, the teeth alignment became normal, and he can chew and eat a lot easier. He had chewies, ropes, played tug, and nothing would fall out. I wiggled but nothing. The vet definitely should look at them. At the same time you can get ear hair pulled, nails cut, and microchipped (if you are going to).
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I agree with you Karen.
Pixie had 14 removed and she too had horrendous breath with the "shark teeth" look.
Much better now.

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Scooter had several removed too and it didn't bother him a bit. They were huge!!!

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Natasha- I probably freaked Kathy out with Dasher. At 5 months, my conformation instructor noticed Dash had two of his teeth still in. Not knowing toy breeds, she freaked me out that I could be throwing his bite off too. Ofcourse I called Kathy paniced. I knew Belle had to have 7 teeth removed. I showed Dasher's mouth to a handler and he told me no big deal. He told me to buy a few different size and shape bully sticks, the smelly ones have all the different shapes-braided, pretzel, etc. That weekend, I checked again and Dasher lost them and I never found them! Go figure

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