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My puppy has his adults canines growing but 3 of his 4 baby canines are still in place and don't seem loose. Is this normal?? Is there anything I can do to help other than chew toys?? It it serious??? The bottom one seems to be growing next to his baby canine not right on top of it like the top canines!! He was chewing on a bone while I took the pic that's not plaque!!
 

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Not sure I've ever seen this, or if it's a problem.

What does your vet say?
 

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My dog, non-GSD mix had retained baby teeth. The vet discussed pulling them. Said they would not come out on their own. Pup had some more serious health issues, so tooth pulling was put on hold. Good thing, because they DID fall out on their own. I let him chew on antlers. That seemed to do the trick. Talk to your vet. See what he/she says.
 

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If they don't come out naturally eventually, they will need to be extracted by your vet (= oral surgery). We've had a few adolescents in the rescue who needed that surgery -- we do it when we neuter, but if you don't plan on neutering, it's a stand-alone surgery. There's apparently some risk of abscess in not getting them removed.

Yours is still young, though, so maybe there's a chance his chewing will help them come out on their own. I'm not sure how old it is that they decide they have to be surgically removed -- that's a question for your vet (or some of the vet techs here may know).
 

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You should have seen Samson's teeth at your dog's age!Like something in a sci-fi movie!Baby teeth and adult teeth every which way.It resolved by itself with lots of chewing by 5 1/2 mths.Doesn't hurt to check with your vet though.
 

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Dang, he'll probably lose them or have them removed before Halloween. He could've made one adorable crocodile.
 

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My dog, non-GSD mix had retained baby teeth. The vet discussed pulling them. Said they would not come out on their own.
Same experience here...basically. The "specialist" at the vet ....not my normal vet who is honest as the day is long....so the 'specialist" sez.........." We're gonna need to pull those two retained puppy teeth"...I find out they have to anesthetize the pup to perform the procedure....so I sez.." let me think it over and I'll call back tomorrow"....I wanted to perform my due diligence first because I'm not a fan of having my dog knocked out unless it's absolutely necessary. Wouldn't ya know it.....one of the two teeth came out about an hour after I got home from the vet and the other came out the next day...just from her being a pup and playing with me. I called the "$pecialist" and told him he was a joke and asked him if he needed to add an outdoor kitchen to his house and drum up some extra revenue....of course he got a bit defensive....and fell back on the old " better $afe than $orry" ....I suppose he had a point but it sure made me scratch my head.

As far as the adult teeth which were already coming through and my concerns that the retained teeth might have effected the position of her adult teeth.....my regular vet just said to use a tennis ball and have her work it over a few times a day and perhaps help the adult teeth position outwards properly......and that certainly was easy enough. Her teeth all ended up just fine.

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Same experience here...basically. The "specialist" at the vet ....not my normal vet who is honest as the day is long....so the 'specialist" sez.........." We're gonna need to pull those two retained puppy teeth"...I find out they have to anesthetize the pup to perform the procedure....so I sez.." let me think it over and I'll call back tomorrow"....I wanted to perform my due diligence first because I'm not a fan of having my dog knocked out unless it's absolutely necessary. Wouldn't ya know it.....one of the two teeth came out about an hour after I got home from the vet and the other came out the next day...just from her being a pup and playing with me. I called the "$pecialist" and told him he was a joke and asked him if he needed to add an outdoor kitchen to his house and drum up some extra revenue....of course he got a bit defensive....and fell back on the old " better $afe than $orry" ....I suppose he had a point but it sure made me scratch my head.

As far as the adult teeth which were already coming through and my concerns that the retained teeth might have effected the position of her adult teeth.....my regular vet just said to use a tennis ball and have her work it over a few times a day and perhaps help the adult teeth position outwards properly......and that certainly was easy enough. Her teeth all ended up just fine.

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Yeah, I tended not to worry too much about the dogs' teeth. My daughter had two permanent teeth come in behind her baby teeth. The dentist said the baby teeth would have to be pulled. Freaked daughter out, so she managed to pull them out herself.

We actually called my son, 'shark boy'. He sorta had rows of teeth. The teeth came out, the braces went on. He has beautiful teeth now.

Just sayin' with the dogs, it's not one of those things that's an emergency. I would not rush into have those teeth pulled.
 

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Btw Aldrik now has and Instagram follow him ... I'm a loser I know but my boys got charisma and I love sharing it
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