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Chipped teeth?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Emily412, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Emily412

    Emily412 Puppy

    My 7 month old puppy chews her bones so hard that she has chipped her front teeth. I do know that she has lost some baby teeth and grown adult teeth, but was unsure if these front teeth were possibly still baby teeth? Also is this a normal behavior? Should I be concerned?
     

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  2. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Super Moderator

    They look to be her adult teeth.
    It happens. Hard bones and heavy chewers tend to chip, break or dull teeth while chewing. Nothing to be too concerned about. If it bothers you then you can try a softer bone like a kong or a nylabone. Chipped teeth usually wont bother them but broken ones will eventually. Vet can just pop em out if it becomes a real issue. Won't effect the dog much at all.

    Most dogs have all their adult teeth in by 30 weeks.
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    I owned a dog that didn't have any teeth.
    Didn't seem to bother him at all.
     
  4. Emily412

    Emily412 Puppy

    Thank you! She hates softer bones, so I'm glad to hear that it isn't too concerning :)
     
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  5. AGK

    AGK Scratch Kingz Staff Member Super Moderator

    I have 2 very hardcore chewers. My one dog Charlie, you'd never see him in person without his bone in his mouth. Been like that his whole life. Has worn down all 4 cutters and many other of his teeth to dull little nubs.

    He won't chew the softer bones either. Only hard bones.

    I would just periodically check your dogs teeth just to make sure none actually break. Once a tooth breaks and starts to decay it then eventually will cause pain and need to be removed. Mine have never actually broke a tooth chewing a bone but it is possible. That would be the only thing other than making sure they dont break off pieces and swallow them that I would worry about if it were me.
     
  6. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    I moved your thread to the Health and Nutritional Forum
     
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  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    One of my dog's teeth looks like that too. I've been wanting to ask the same question.
     

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