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Old 01-24-2006, 01:03 AM
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hi i have a 3 year old miniature yorkie...

i just noticed today while brushing his teeth that two upper teeth each beside the canine was wabbly...

other teeth seem stable, its just the two upper teeth beside the canine that seems to be unstable, is this a serious problem? if so please give me some advise
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:14 AM
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small breeds can have a lot of teeth problems..my mom had two italian greyhounds that ended up pretty toothless by their old age. I would check with the vet and make sure all is ok.
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:23 AM
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yeah last time i went to a vet he warned me that they tend to have bad teeth...i am wondering if the two upper teeth are suppost to be like that but i am guessing not
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:25 AM
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i had an accident that knocked all my front upper teeth loose..they stayed that for along time. The dentist didn't know if i would lose them or not but they eventually tightened up and 15 years later i still have them. That is another reason to check with the vet..
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:30 AM
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Teeth are not supposed to be loose unless they are baby-teeth on the way out. Yorkie's I've noticed are prone to dental problems, especially if they aren't "top of the line", though that's not a guarantee by any means.
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:36 AM
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is there an effective way of curing this or is it best to get the vet to take a look
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:09 AM
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i had an accident that knocked all my front upper teeth loose..they stayed that for along time. The dentist didn't know if i would lose them or not but they eventually tightened up and 15 years later i still have them. That is another reason to check with the vet..
My god....so happy to see this post. For myself, not the doggy!
I had my front tooth knocked very very lose (it broke actually) but they left it in and wanted to see what would happen. It's been about 9 years since it happened, and I still have nightmares of losing it. I still baby it, and won't bite anything with it. Hearing of somebody else that had this happen and that it's tightened up, is such a relief. As silly as it sounds it causes me a TON of stress.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:21 AM
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There is a special suppliment that you should ask your vet about called "Wysom Dental" I know a few older Shelties that are on it and have great teeth!
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:30 PM
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I am going to the vets tommorow...I'll post what he suggests
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:10 PM
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if the teeth are loose, there's most likely gum disease that needs to be addressed.

small breeds, and especially very small individuals of these breeds, tend to have genetic problems with teeth to begin with, since abnormally small jaws cause teeth to be crowded.

see what your vet says, but don't be alarmed if he suggests they have to come out.
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