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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Seen this> Lower Canines severly worn, but upper canine teeth all good..

Hello Friends in America,

I have never seen this, and it is too late to do anything... But why? 6 1/2 year old de-sexed Female GSD moderate size, upper canines look normal but I just noticed her lower canines are devasted. One size half down the other about a third down.. ?????????? what the???

I am surprised I have not noticed it before. I am guessing it is just her, and the way She uses canines to knaw on bones. She is healthy, a little big boned and heavy set, but not really fat. Bones are more minimal, normally I give them more of the lamb cartillege and chicken neck sort of crunchy treats. She must just be bored or vexed when she is left at home not coming with me, and knaws on something? But again I have not see it or what. She is a companion dog for my big fellow Dakota (Cody) who is now getting a bit crippled up with dysplasia.

If there is something I can do or watch out for, please tell me. I am getting a new puppy, black GSD as close as I can to the European Working dog type, at ten weeks Jan 15. I would not want this to happen to him. It also does not show in Cody. Never seen it before, just in her.. Comments please...

Thank you in advance from Australia..

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My 4 year old has worn down her bottom canines pretty good She is a wicked chewer of "hard things", her uppers are fine.

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My dog is the same...she loves to have things in her mouth so her lower canines are worn down a bit.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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How old is She?

And why just the lower canines??? What is the cause of that?

Do they grow more when Tonka is 6 1/2? Is that it or do they continue to grow out like some other animals.. I am concerned because it could be health issue long term..

I would think that what you see is what you get in teeth..

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worndown lower canines

I joined this group because my 2 1/2 year old Eastern German Shepard Dog has worn down her lower canines to the point that little dark spots are showing on the top of each lower canine. Uppers are fine. The vet indicates that this means the inner tooth is being exposed and that she will possibly need extractions. She plays Frisbee, with soft Frisbees, she chews antlers and bones with her back teeth. Early on, we played with tennis balls, but not in a year. I believe that this is genetic--the breeder said she has seen this before, but the dog is fine.

Do any of you have words to offer about this?

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