I have an eight month old poodle with double fang teeth on each side. Is there a problem with these teeth?

Filed Under: Dogs, Diet & Nutrition

Puppies can have a problem when baby teeth don't fall out as expected. Retained baby canine teeth can be a severe problem because hair, plaque and food can become packed between the adult and baby canine tooth. The impacted material will result in decay and or displacement of the adult tooth. Baby teeth should not be allowed to remain once the adult teeth have come in. If a breed or family of dogs has a history of retained teeth it is better to remove baby teeth before they cause the permanent teeth to come in misaligned.

Normally your veterinarian can lightly sedate your pet and remove the offending baby teeth. Please make sure your pet has not eaten at least 8 to 10 hours before surgery to prevent any possibility of aspiration once sedated.

Kelly from Decatur, Alabama wrote us concerning her pet, Jake.

Topics: dental

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