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Old 02-14-2012, 09:20 PM
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Default Puppy Teeth Question Again

Marty, the puppy I posted a thread regarding his teeth http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149785 (and thank you to all who have commented ). But after seeing his teeth brittle away more and more over a matter of days I followed my gut and took him to a new vet. After help from a canine dentist, Marty has now been diagnosed with enamel hypocalcification.

Unfortunately I cannot keep him. I love the poor dog very much but I cannot afford the immense medical care I know Marty will need (and deserve. He is such a sweet little angel) - I am looking for someone who can take over his care, knowing what's in his future.

We have a vet who wants him and will take over his medical care if I cannot find a new owner who has a lot of financial flexibility and time to give him.

The questions we are searching for help with is how did a puppy develop a fever (even a low grade fever for a short while) and not show any signs of sickness? And what could have given it to the puppy?

My breeder keeps the whelping puppies in her home and watches them carefully. We are just trying to find out why and how to make sure this never happens again and find out how it did.

So far, I've discovered this issue is rare and I've heard from several vets that this could be caused by something as small as a scratch on the puppy from another pup during the weaning stage. That the puppy developed a mild fever, even for a short while, and this destroyed his developing enamel during this fragile time of development (between five and six weeks of age).

Anybody got any ideas? I am so lost. This vet even told me that corgis are prone to several 'weird' diseases (I've had another bad case with corgis. My last, a male corgi named Ducky, died of lymphoma within weeks - and he was only EIGHTEEN WEEKS OLD! ). I've always heard they are a sturdy, healthy breed...
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