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|06-05-2018, 06:04 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Worton, MD USA
Surgery for loose teeth ?
Ginger, our 11 1/2 yo Yorkie has some loose teeth. Breath is fine....eats well...runs and plays...full of energy.
The vet says her teeth should be removed to prevent infection, etc.
Is this so?
She seems fine to us.
Thanks, Cathy and Joe
|06-07-2018, 04:31 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Blog Entries: 2
It really is necessary to remove those loose teeth - not only an infection risk, but risky for the heart (as are all dental issues), AND she very well could be in pain from those teeth. I don't know if you've ever had dental pain, but it can be excruciating...and dogs hide their pain very well, sadly.
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|06-07-2018, 07:35 AM||#3|
Yorkie mom of 4
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: LaPlata, Md
Yes definitely there can already be infection and they need to come out.
My babies Joey, Penny ,Ollie & Dixie
Callie Mae, you will forever be in my heart!
|06-07-2018, 08:37 AM||#4|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Burbs of DC
Yes I’d agree with the above . MD can be expensive for vet care but this cost is worth it.
Owned by Troy(RIP) & Emma
|08-19-2018, 08:27 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2011
My girl thankfully just had her first cleaning at age 8, no problems! But she is only 1/2 yorkie. Her boyfriend (yorkie) just had his also at age 8 and lost at least 8-12 teeth! The vet told them that several of them were loose enough that if he had been a chewer or played tug of war ( he didn't do much of either)they probably would have come out on their own...Soooo, just suggesting you start playing tug of war, but not so hard that you hurt anything, but maybe it will save a few $ if there is less work to be done. Please don't neglect it though, they can get infections that get into their bloodstream and we all know how toothaches feel. Our babies just can't tell us that they are in pain until it is so bad that it's a real problem.
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