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From front to back: She has the little square teeth in front, then the canines, and then a big gap, and then big molars in the back. So, I think she's missing the "premolars."

I was sniffing around, and it seems that this normal...for young puppies! Not 9 month old, nearly-adult dogs.

She's been to the vet for vaccines, but that was back when she was little, so if the vet noticed the gap, it probably wasn't cause for concern. She's getting spayed two weeks from now, so should I have the vet check her teeth then?

What would cause this absence of teeth? Is this a common problem?
 

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I doubt it's common, but it's certainly not unheard of. It would be important to tell your vet and make sure they are not impacted as this could really cause your pup a lot of pain.
I have two baby molars that have no adult teeth growing underneath, so it is possible that she just does not have those premolars.
Either way, definitely talk to your vet about it.
 
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