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7th February 2011, 10:36 PM
I know it is common in smaller breeds for the k9 baby teeth to not have fallen out when the adult teeth come in. My question however is will it be better to wait when she is spayed to pull them out, if they have not fallen out by then? Or is it better to pull them out as soon as the adult ones come in?

I am curious when and if I should have a vet pull them because I don't want her teeth to grow in crooked.

8th February 2011, 01:26 AM
I wouldn't worry about the teeth being crooked, but it's better for their health for all the puppy teeth to be gone, since dental health can affect heart health. I think experts advise it's best done when she getting spayed, that way she won't have to go through another bout of anesthetics.

8th February 2011, 06:26 PM
I would contact your vet, I brought Chamberlain in for a check up last Friday and he said all of Chamberlains adult teeth are in.

9th February 2011, 09:46 PM
Claire had one baby tooth that didn't come out. Fortunately it was next to the adult tooth and not causing problems, so we waited till her spay to have it removed, as I really didn't want her put under twice. She was about 7 months old when this happened and we had her spayed.