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|08-06-2011, 06:31 AM||#1|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Arizona, USA
Hi all - I have had Yorkies for the past 25 yeasrs and have never had an issue with the baby teeth not falling out on their own. After reading many threads about having the baby teeth pulled during spay/neuters I asked a friend about her 1 year old Yorkie. Her little Yorkie is about 3lbs and her baby teeth, other than the front ones, did not fall out and now she is going to have to have them pulled.
My questions (and yes they may be stupid):
- Is this something that is more common with smaller yorkies?
- Is there anything that may help the babies loose their teeth naturally? (They get chewies when I am with them daily - either bully sticks, rawhides or booda bones. When they get rawhides, I am constantly cutting off soft pieces so they do not bite off and swallow.)
- Is this something that is related to better nutrition with our babies?
Max has lost his small bottom baby teeth and a few of the top ones - he is 5 months old and this seems about normal to me. Abby is 2 weeks younger and not giving up any of her teeth yet
Course, these are my first fur-babies I have ever had that like to eat their poop, so who knows what else they will do
|08-06-2011, 07:06 AM||#2|
Action Jackson ♥
Join Date: Dec 2008
- Well, Jackson is a bigger Yorkie. He was 5lbs at 9 weeks old, lol. He was about 12lbs at the time his neuter and he still had to have 4 baby teeth pulled (the canines).
- He chewed on a lot of different things as a pup and nothing ever helped them come out! They were pretty lodged in there. And they were starting to smell so I wanted to get them removed during his neuter. But in general, yes encouraging tugging and pull games, etc, could help. But if a dog is over a year old, it seems unlikely that they will fall out.
- I don't believe it's related to nutrition at all. Probably more genetics.
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|08-06-2011, 09:55 AM||#3|
♥ Maximo and Teddy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
My neighbor's girl is less than 5 pounds, not a big chewer, and she had double rows of teeth because few of her baby teeth fell out. She had to have them all pulled. Ouch!
Max was 6 pounds at 6 months when he was neutered and he had to have 5 baby teeth pulled. He was/is a power chewer. Teddy was smaller, has a very small mouth, and only had to have one tooth pulled.
Kristin, Max and Teddy