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Old 03-10-2014, 05:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thats not tennis ball damage. Is it on all four canines?
Yes, she said both bottom ones, but not so much on the top. I'd expect that kind of damage from chewing on a tin can or something like that.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes, she said both bottom ones, but not so much on the top. I'd expect that kind of damage from chewing on a tin can or something like that.
ooh yeah she has never had her paws on one of those.
I live in a fairly small apartment so she is literally always in sight and if we aren't home she's crated, so I know she hasn't chewed something like that With the exception of a cord that wasn't plugged in that she sawed through in 30 seconds and the top of a slipper, she's actually never destroyed or chewed something that wasn't hers.

I have a vet appointment tomorrow for a check back on an anal gland infection she has so I will ask him about the teeth. I have heard of antibiotics having an effect on tooth enamel during development and she was on antibiotics once or twice as a puppy for a UTI, so maybe that did something? I don't know, I just noticed this today and so it's hard to say - just pulling stuff out of no where here
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think you could drive your self batty trying to figure it out. I'd let the vet check it out since you will be there.

If the electrical cord had copper or something in it, I'd guess maybe that could have happened. Or maybe it could have something to do with being on antibiotics and chewing raw bones. I'd be interested in what the vet says.

Hondo used to chew rocks as a youngster (big ones, not the kind you can swallow). His teeth don't show any signs of scrapes or scratches. But he was only on antibiotics once.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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We had similar damage on one lower canine, just enamel, but rather than cracks it was flecks of enamel missing. Since we do bitework we elected to crown it
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If it's caused by chewing on metal there will likely be flecks of metal embedded I. The tooth clearly visible on xray
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Looks likely to be simply some cracks in the enamel, my dentist has shown me how all of our teeth(humans) have cracks in the enamel, nothing to really worry about-
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Just checking to see if the vet had any insight about the marks on Lara's chompers!
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:55 AM   #18 (permalink)
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hey sorry didn't update this...
he said it seemed like normal wear from chewing and it shouldn't be anything to worry about. He said just keep an eye on it and make sure they don't start to feel like enamel is chipping off and if I felt paranoid about it I could always get them covered or capped but he didn't see that necessary
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