Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Problem With Double Teeth in Yorkies....

When I was 6 months old, my daddies
took me to be spayed. At that time, the doctor found
that I had 3 baby that had not fallen out yet and there
were double teeth coming in also. So he removed them.

I am 8 months old - and unfortunately, since that procedure,
I had 4 more teeth come in on top of my
baby teeth that had to removed!

The doctor said, " The golden rule to follow is: There should never be two of the same tooth type occupying the mouth at the same time. By frequently checking your pet’s teeth between the ages of 14 to 24 weeks of age, any double presence of teeth will be detected and can be immediately corrected by a veterinarian. Never wait for the baby tooth to fall out by itself if you see even the slightest protrusion of the adult crown next to it."

And he advised my daddies to start my brushing
my teeth so I grow up with good oral hygeine!


Gosh said...

The thing that worries me is - that when people (not everyone) go out and buy a puppy they forget about what comes with caring for dogs in the way of health care which includes teeth, bones, nails etc.

Anonymous said...

Our Yorky had extra baby teeth too and they had to be removed, but now her mouth is just fine!

Katie said...

Great advice. This is something many Yorkie owners may forget to do.