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  1. Dog has "dents" in gums?

    Dog Health Questions
    Hello, I have a 3-month-old dog who contracted a case of distemper. It looks like she got it shortly before she got vaccinated so the vaccine covered up most of the initial symptoms, and we didn't realize she was sick until she started having seizures. Right now I have her on medicine for...
  2. Help! My 13 week old Dalmador broke her canine tooth!

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi Everyone, Needing some advice! My 13 week Dalmador broke her top canine tooth last night playing tug with a plush toy, it was a baby canine, she didnt wine or anything, i didnt even notice until about 2 mins later when we were laying in bed and i saw blood on her toy...it bled for about...
  3. Puppy still losing teeth--clue to age?

    General Dog Forum
    As some of you know, I adopted Naima, a Pit (?)-something mix, from a shelter about 5 weeks ago. She's doing nicely; she's consistently gained 2 lbs. a week and in another pound or two she'll weigh twice as much as she weighed when I got her (then she was 12.4 lbs.). The vet who did the spaying...
  4. 2yr old chiwawa getting her retainer teeth pulled 2ma. Anything i shud know?

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi everyone Lola, my 2 year old chiwawa is getting 2 of her baby teeth pulled out that have not fallen out. What should i expect? Is the procedure safe? Is it best if I only feed her once in the evening today and then nothing until tomorrow? I have to be with her at the vet by 8.30am. Anyone...
  5. Best Affordable Dog Dental Chew

    Dog Food Forum
    I wasn't sure if I should post this here, in the health topic or in the grooming topic so I apologize if this is in the wrong spot. ANYways, Luna is a kibble eater. And I've noticed that she's gotten a bit of tartar buildup on her back teeth despite weekly brushing. I'm probably going to try the...
  6. Alternatives to Dental Cleaning - Anesthesia = Bad!

    Dog Health Questions
    For the 2nd year in a row, I took my 13 year old Jack Russell to get a full dental cleaning at our veterinarian. They did use anesthesia, as they did a full cleaning, x-rays, etc. Luckily no extractions this year - last year he had one due to a cracked tooth. Unfortunately, he has much...
  7. Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions

    Dog Health Questions
    Snowball woke up with a broken tooth this morning, and blood everywhere (turns out he cut his tongue on the broken tooth). Rushed him to our regular vet, and luckily were able to get the first appointment of the day AND they had openings for surgical procedures, so they kept him to extract the...
  8. Dog with heart disease getting a sedated dental cleaning?

    Dog Health Questions
    I have a little 8 year old Chihuahua who has the beginning stages of heart disease. She has a grade 2 heart murmur and a bit of plaque on one of her valves. She has had it for at least a year (maybe 2-3 years) and has no symptoms and is not on any medication. She has quite a bit of tartar...
  9. Broken tooth help

    Dog Health Questions
    my dog broke a 4th premolar and first molar on the same side. has anybody had these teeth extracted. would my dog miss the teeth. would he chew bones or eat food (raw) on the extract side. i have the option to do a root canal but they costs a lot of money. Im curious to see how the extraction...
  10. Clean teeth, but bad breath.

    Dog Health Questions
    So, Willow's been here for approximately 6 months now. She's a young dog, probably under 2 -- and her teeth have virtually no tartar -- but her breath is terrible. She and Sox get a RMB once or twice per week, and there are always antlers lying around. Sox is 8 years old and has some very slight...
  11. Post Dental Extraction Problem - Please help!

    Dog Health Questions
    My dog is listless, fearfull and very lethargic after having 13 teeth extracted. She is a rescue, we've had her for 4 months, we think she is about 8 years old. On Friday she had 13 teeth extracted (broken, decay, etc). Friday night and Saturday she seemed fine--tired but fine. Today she has...
  12. Black plaque only on front teeth?

    Dog Grooming Forum
    Hi everyone, My dog eats a really good raw diet, and she gets chew sticks, lamb ears, etc as treats. We have one kind of cookie treat she does get, but not very often. My dog's teeth looks really good everywhere, except for her front teeth on the top. There is black plaque on them, and I try...
  13. Very aggressive around cardboard

    Dog Training Forum
    Our first dog (6 month old Australian Shepherd/Lab mix) is getting aggressive only around cardboard. It started a while ago slowly when we would give her toilet paper rolls when we were done with them for her to chew on for a minute or two. Then we'd take it away from her so she wouldn't eat...
  14. Fractured Molar

    Dog Health Questions
    I found what I thought was a plaque on a back molar of my 6 year old Aussie and when I took her to the hygenist, (cleans her teeth without anesthesia like they do mine) she said it was a fractured tooth. She sheared off the top side of her P4 molar. Well, I called the vet to extract the tooth...
  15. Dental Health

    Dog Health Questions
    What do you do for your dogs' dental health? Before I had my human children, I brushed their teeth every day. Then I had my first human baby and I started slacking and eventually stopped altogether. (Life gets busy and you get out of routine and don't remember to do it.. you know how it goes.)...
  16. Is this a retained tooth?

    Dog Health Questions
    I feel like it is but I'm not really sure. From the photos I looked up, it looks similar. But I don't want to take her to the vet then have to pay for the exam just for nothing to be wrong. Not to mention, I'm completely broke right now. If it is a retained tooth, is removal at the vet the only...
  17. Chipped tooth and rawhide?

    Dog Health Questions
    First let me say I am not really comfortable with rawhide, and it is not something we usually have/buy. When Snowball greeted me at the door today, he had something in his mouth. It was vaguely circular and hard; I thought it might be a piece of bone from an oxtail end, and I didn't think...
  18. Baby Teeth

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Posting another potentially silly question... Rollie is approx. 5 to 6 months old...the woman we adopted him from didn't have an exact birthdate. I know that dogs lose their baby teeth around this age (depending on the breed?), but I honestly haven't thought much about it. Tonight the little...
  19. Oral care

    Dog Health Questions
    I have been trying since we brought Loki home to teach him that the tooth brush is ok. However he just wants to chew on it. 2-3 times a week I try and get him when hes calm and ever so gently try and brush his teeth, according to the vet this should work. Well it has not, he thinks I want to...
  20. Dental Health Issue - Inflammation and Minor Bleeding in Gums

    Dog Health Questions
    My 8 year old Golden Retriever is experiencing what looks like a swollen and inflamed detachment of his gum in one particular spot. I don't know if its gingivitis, or something worse. Just noticed it yesterday but the swelling has seemed to have gone down since then and there is no more...
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