Hi all, I have a 7 month old Min Pin puppy. Before she even started getting her adult teeth the Vet told me one tooth or more might have to be extracted. Now all of her 4 baby fangs have not fallen out, and the adult teeth are bigger than the baby fangs. Is there still time for the baby fangs to fall out naturally or should I have all 4 of them extracted? She is in no pain, but there does seem to be a gap between the adult and the baby ones. Any advice at all, or if someone has gone through something similar would really be appreciated. Thank you so much.
I've gone through something similar but it wasn't with my dog...it was my son. When he was about seven we noticed that his adult teeth on the bottom front were growing in behind his baby teeth. The dentist said that the baby teeth would not fall out on their own as the roots had not disolved and the adult teeth were not underneath to push them out. We jokingly called him the shark. Extraction was the recommendation followed by ten years of orthodonture. At least your Min Pin won't need braces!
This is quite common in minpins and other small/toy breeds. Both of mine (9 y/o male and 5 y/o female) had retained baby canines, and my female also had a number of other bottom teeth that the adult teeth came in behind the baby teeth. Mine were like your girl in that they seemed to cause no pain, although I know of other minpins that were absolute chewing machines until the extra teeth were pulled. My male finally lost his last two when he was almost 11 months old about a week before his vet appointment to have them pulled. My female had 7 baby teeth pulled when she was spayed at 7 months, which only required being put under anesthesia once to take care of both procedures...it is also usually much cheaper to have it done at the same time. Unless you are planning to breed her, I would have them pulled when she is spayed. If I had it to do over again I would not have waited so long before doing something with my male pin, even though they didn't seem to be bothering him.