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19th January 2007, 03:51 PM
Clancy is teething furiously. The problem is, very few of his baby teeth have come out! He has a double row on top in the front, and has EIGHT canines right now. :yikes

He is busily chewing on a meaty bone this minute, but the baby teeth are not wanting to budge. I don't have a good count, but I'd say he has 10 baby teeth that are firmly still there with the permanents right next to, or behind them.

Do I need to fill the vet in about his ultra abundance of teeth? How long do I wait to see if the baby ones will come out on their own?

19th January 2007, 05:16 PM
:yikes :yikes :yikes 8 CANINES!!!! I would hate for your little shark boy to get a hole of one of my sandals!!!! Wow!!
I would call the vet and ask...over the phone advice is free and will let you know if you should worry more. It seems odd that none of them have fallen out yet. I have heard about 2 or three puppy teeth that need to come out when it is time for a spay or nueter, but never an entire mouthful. How old is he?

19th January 2007, 05:51 PM
Keep giving Clancy some great chews, and they will probably work themselves out. If you can, wiggle the baby teeth every now and then (just like a human kid does!)

Has Clancy been fixed yet? If there are any remaining baby teeth hanging in there when he's fixed, the vet will probably pull them while he's under for the surgery.

20th January 2007, 01:22 AM
:xctly: They do tend to come out with enough encouragement but if they are not moving at all, will need to be pulled. Vets often do this at the time of a neuter.

20th January 2007, 06:16 AM
That happened to a Yorkie I knew of years ago. If they don't come out, they will have to be pulled. Come on puppy, start shedding those teeth! ;)

21st January 2007, 12:49 AM
Bertie had this problem, just his canines retained and the vet pulled them on Wednesday when he was neutered.

Prior to them being pulled, he had swollen glands which I was worried about, since they've been removed, the glands have gone right down, who'd have thought something like that could cause the glands to swell so much.