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Old 03-16-2014, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 1 yr old pup seems to have a chip on the enamel of his right canine. I brushed this teeth two days ago and it wasn't there. He is mouthy but not super bad and isn't obsessive with his toys.

I just wanted to get some of your guys opinions if I need to get him to the vet asap or can it wait a couple weeks?

Here is a pic (Mind the the much on the top I gave him a treat to get pic):

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Old 03-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wow that is huge
do u give him bones or how do you suppose it got there?
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wow that is huge
do u give him bones or how do you suppose it got there?
I do, but under supervision. He will get medium to small size raw hide bones that are mostly made in the US about twice a month. I am betting that is what caused the the chip but not 100%. Ironically, I gave it to him as a treat for letting me brush his teeth. He played with it for a bit and then I put it away. Thank you for quick response!
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I would stay away from raw hide all together. We buy a veggie based bone that looks like raw hide but a whole lot safer. They are called "Smart Bones". We get the peanut butter flavor and our boy loves them!
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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raw hide is soft though not hard enough to cause a chip like that
does your dog chew on its crate or on a fence or gate?
also call your vet about the tooth
i cant tell if the dentin or whatever is exposed but if some is exposed it could get infected
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would stay away from raw hide all together. We buy a veggie based bone that looks like raw hide but a whole lot safer. They are called "Smart Bones". We get the peanut butter flavor and our boy loves them!
I am kicking myself a little bit right now but it's too late. I will give smart bones a look. Thanks for the tip.

Probably just going to take him to the vet asap. I don't want his tooth to get worse. I know it might be OK for a while, but possibly will spread.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When Zoey broke her canine, it came from a very hard collision with our other dog, broke out the back of it. It happened on a Sunday, took her in to the vet a day or so later and they put her on an antibiotic and recommended endo. The pulp was exposed with Zoe, we elected to do a root canal and crown, she was 3 yrs old when we had it done.

If the pulp is not exposed you may have more options than we did.

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