I'm new here but I have a 3 yr old Papillion named Ally Baba and last night she lost what looks like a molar. Is this normal? She seems to be licking her mouth a lot but doesn't act like it hurts. I even pressed along her mouth and no yips. Also is it ok to give her perhapse some baby asprin or low dose asprin if it starts bothering her till we can get her into the vet this week?
It's not normal for an adult dog to be losing teeth. How is the condition of your dogs teeth? Are they white and tarter free? do they have some yellow tarter buildup on them? Are they brown all over with thick tarter? Do you brush your dogs teeth and have they ever been cleaned by the vet before? If the dogs teeth are in bad condition, that will cause them to lose teeth.
They are mostly white with a little tartar on some of the back teeth, she chews on chew sticks alot but we don't brush them. She has always had bad breath even as a puppy and the vet didn't say anything about it then. We have noticed that she has problems chewing on thicker treats recently. When I researched for breed problems I don't remember finding anything on teeth problems for papillions. We plan on taking her in to the vet either Monday or Tuesday when ever they can get us in.
We were kind of laughing the other day about her insurance which ran out last month. Its like insurance or warranties on a vehicle thats when something always goes wrong. Well I guess its the same with dogs. She came with a 3 yr warranty for medical conditions from the breeder. LOL go figure. But she's my baby.
All toy breeds are prone to dental issues. A trip to the vet for a dental exam is on order here. I am sure the 3 yr guarantee the breeder gave you was referring to genetic issues, which dental wouldnt be covered on that anyway. The lack of dental care of the dog and the fact that you never brush her teethhas contributed to this as well and she already has a strike against her being a toy breed.
Hope her appt goes well for her.
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
It's important to brush a dog's teeth just like it is to brush our own teeth. Chewing things helps but only to a point. I brush my yorkie's teeth at least once a week, sometimes more. She's on a raw diet so doesn't have a tendancy for tarter to build up anyway so if she was eating kibble or canned I'd brush them more often. I also brush my cats' teeth at least twice a week because they eat canned and raw.
She had her vet visit today and all looks well. He thinks she might have damaged it chewing since he said all of her teeth looked good that she just needs a good cleaning. So she is going to have that done in about 2 weeks.