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Baby Teeth??

Discussion in 'The Boxer Ring' started by Cola Champagnes mommy, Dec 24, 2001.

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  1. Cola Champagnes mommy

    Cola Champagnes mommy Super Boxer

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    Hi gang,
    Just curious to know when your babies lost all of their baby teeth? Cola is 10 months old and still has baby teeth and they don't seem like they are going anywhere. They are the two in the middle lower tray and a couple on the top sides, her canines or fangs have come in fine ~ is this normal or should I get them pulled?
     
  2. Mandy1155

    Mandy1155 Super Boxer

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    Clarice is 6 months and I thought all of her baby teeth were gone. I guess I need to take a look! I did read that they will have another teething stage at 8 months, but I thought it just meant that some big molars will grow in.
     
  3. cpanoh

    cpanoh Boxer Buddy

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    We just had a vet visit for our 14 week old and the vet told me it looks like he may need some baby teeth pulled, as it looks like he may be retaining them. I think she said they may get in the way of the adult teeth. They recommended pulling any retained baby teeth when he is nutered at 6 months. He has even broken one of his baby teeth, and I will need to watch that to make sure it doesn't get infected. The vet said that is not uncommon. Our girl lost all of her baby teeth before 6 months.
     
  4. WAT

    WAT Boxer Insane

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    Blaze is 4 months old and I am finding his baby teeth all over the house...it is so cute! I opened his mouth and there is just gum where his top canine used to be!
     
  5. Marimat

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    No it's not normal, pups should lose all their baby teeth by approx 4 or 5 months. Give or take a few weeks either side

    But be sure they are baby teeth before having them removed. The 2 lower incisors you describe are very commonly small in boxers especially when they are close together.

    MC
     
  6. ascot chief2001

    ascot chief2001 Boxer Booster

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    Baby teeth...

    My Jackson's are all about gone at 5mnths..Its quite funny, unlike
    WAT, I would never see any of them fall out, but I desperatly wanted to keep one. I had my eye on one of his top teeth for about a week and it was so stubborn, it stayed there for over a week even though it was so loose, I even tried to wiggle it a bit and it still wouldnt budgesmashicon So I just gave up, and then one night with a cuddle from Jackson, I found it on my shoulder:LOL:
     
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    I wondered when Mickey would begin to lose his, I haven't found any teeth but his breath smells like blood and I thought he might be losing his baby teeth. I know now to look for them around the house before the vacuum gets them!
     
  8. ChestersMommy

    ChestersMommy Boxer Buddy

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    hmm

    I was wundering why Chesters mouth was bleeding so bad when he chewed on stuff. I have not found any of his teeth, but there are places in his mouth where there should be teeth.
     
  9. SuzanneC

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    Cookie lost hers at about 4 mo. The easiest way to find missing puppy teeth is to walk around the house barefoot. It seemed like we found all of Cookie's on our stairs, and always in the dark :D
     
  10. SuzanneC

    SuzanneC Super Boxer

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    Amazing!!

    Today in my GI Physiology lab, we had a clinical lecture on canine and feline dentistry. According to Dr. Craig Datz DVM, a small animal practitioner at the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital, puppies start losing their teeth at 16-17 weeks of age, and should have all their permanent teeth at 25-26 weeks. Most medium to large breed dogs follow this schedule fairly reliably and age can be estimated this way in the event you don't know your puppy's birthday. Smaller breed dogs tend to lag behind this schedule by a couple of weeks.

    The approximate timeline is such:
    * The first teeth lost are usually the central incisors. Permanent teeth erupt fully within a few days. This normally occurs at 16-17 weeks of age.

    *The next teeth are the second and third incisors at about 17-20 weeks. A puppy with all permanent incisors but baby canines will be approximately 4.5 to 5 months old.

    *The baby canine teeth are generally gone by 5 months (21-22 weeks) and the permanent canines take 3-4 weeks to fully erupt. When they are fully in, the puppy is 6 months old.

    *The premolars and molars have no regular pattern of loss and replacement, they come in randomly between 16-26 weeks.
     
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