Took Bentley in to the vet last thursday and the vet told me that Bentley should of lost his baby teeth by now i guess he has a few to many baby teeth and now when he is put under while being nuetered the 17th she wants to have his baby teeth pulled. Um... hes only 7 months old. Does this sound right to anyone? Shouldnt we just wait and see if they come out on their own? Of coarse didnt say what they were going to charge me for that. BUt if it isnt bothering him why bother with it? I guess i dont understand what the big deal is? She couldnt get over him having some baby teeth still at 7 months of age like it was the first time ever she has seen anything of the sorts. Should i have asked more questions about it? and why she feels this is nessacary to do? Maybe i will- at least fill me in why its so important. This was his first trip to the new vet. ( we have went to this vet for years for our cats but moved and started going to the petsmart one with bentley) but now were back on this side of town so im taking Bentley there but i just kinda thought this was odd. Any one know anything about when a pup is suppose to lose all baby teeth? He has most his adult i thought this is what petsmart had said threw out his appts. and seeing him with no teeth when the baby teeth fell out. is this vet just thinking they are baby teeth? how can you tell if its baby teeth or perment teeth when its a small dog so his teeth are little anyways?
My mini doxie didn't lose her top canines until she was 1 1/2 years. Make sure he has hard things to chew on to help them fall out otherwise unless it looks like it is getting infected I would wait a while longer.
Many small breeds are very prone to not loosing their teeth and many breeds with flat faces also have this problem. Many pups are sitll loosing teeth at seven months, but frankly I'd never let teeth sit over eight or so, normally they have a full set of teeth in by that point.
I would not leave puppy teeth in till a year and a half ever, that would ruin the dogs bite and tooth spaceing.
Dogs should have all of their permanent teeth by the time they are about 6 months old. The puppy teeth are more porous and thus are more likely to collect bacteria when they remain in the mouth. They are just not 'made' to be long term teeth.
some of the toy group dogs have trouble loosing their permament teeth. If he were my dog I"d go ahead and have the teeth pulled, and here's why... Because I'd rather have them out of my dog's mouth and taken care of, than have to worry about them causing problems and more importantly because I wouldn't put my dog under anesthesia anymore than absolutely necessary.
My girls had lost all their baby teeth by the time they were spayed at 6 months. The breed can make a difference, but by having baby teeth removed when your dog is being neutered he only has to be under anestesia the one time. And you only have to pay for it once. You never want to have your dog put under unless absolutely necessary. Sounds like your vet is giving good advice for the health of your dog. JMO
Bentley is a bichon and toy poodle mix. So i should go ahead with having this baby teeth pulled when he gets neutered next tuesday? so this has been told to a few others so my vet must know what shes talking about..lol I really like this vets office. jsut when we lived on the other side of town it was to far and now where back over here so were taking the dog and cat back to this one. She really took her time and went over bentley with a fine tooth comb it felt like . petsmarts vet takes like 5 min and were out and the other day we were in there for like a hour It was his first check up from them- and she has to make sure he is healty enough for getting fixed next tuesday... Funny how petsmarts vet didnt say anything at all about his baby teeth. He said he had nice straight teeth and that we were lucky that most small breed dogs have over bites and bentley didnt. Im very happy to be out of that vet.
It is better to have them pulled at the same time he's being fixed. Our vet wanted to wait a bit to see if Maggie's fell out on their own. She was a little land shark for a bit. I waited until she was 9 months to have her spayed...she only needed to have 2 teeth pulled at the same time. The vet had explained that if they didn't fall out on their own she would need to be put under a second time. Too risky for little dogs so it's safer just to get it all done in one shot.