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29 January 2010 @ 10:58 am
baby teeth question  
hi all - i finally have a question to ask you!

my eloise is six months old, almost seven. we hadn't been paying much attention to her teeth situation until the other night, when she spat out a perfect, adorable, pointy little canine tooth, which i of course promptly stored in a little box the way my mum used to do with my baby teeth :)

on closer inspection, she seems to have one baby canine tooth left, and it isn't loose at all. now i'm sort of worried because google is indicating that all the baby teeth should be out by now, and if they're aren't they need to be yanked during the spay so that they don't mess up the big teeth. of course elly's already been spayed - just two weeks ago, and they didn't mention anything about her teeth, and we didn't think to ask.

she's a big chewer (bully sticks and the like) and we play a lot of tug, so in theory that should be helping it along, if the tooth is going to come out on its own. still, it doesn't seem to want to budge.

so! has anyone had any issues with their boston's baby teeth?

here's my baby all grown up, or so she thinks :)

miserable, arrogant old bat: jimcottonmanifesto on January 29th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
i'm sure she'll be fine. :)
Amber: I love my Bostonchancepuppeh on January 29th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't worry about it. Ashton lost most of his baby teeth before he was neutered, but he still had a few after. The few little baby teeth that were left didn't effect the growth of his adult teeth at all. His teeth, like may other Bostons, are crooked like a jigsaw.
lafriperielafriperie on January 29th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
crooked like a jigsaw - that's exactly it! i'm glad elly isn't the only one. every time we get a peek in her mouth we're like, what the heck is going on in there?! her teeth look like mine in second grade :)
Amber: I love my Bostonchancepuppeh on January 30th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
It's typical Boston Terrier teeth. Heh. I don't think I ever met a Boston with straight bottom teeth. I giggle every time I see Ashton's bottom teeth. Oscar has crooked teeth, too, but they aren't as crooked as Ashton's.
Karol Ann Moore: hermionekam0520 on January 29th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't worry about it, it maybe be slightly loose and you just can't really tell. Let his adult tooth push it through naturally. Play LOTS of tug, that's how Petey and Molly both lost alot of their baby teeth, a rug bone will do wonders. Or a frozen or really cold wash cloth because it feels good on their little gums. The vet never said anything about pulling teeth when we got Molly fixed.
Sburkesburke on January 29th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
I am jealous that you got a tooth! I wanted one. Eloise is so, so cute!
lafriperielafriperie on January 29th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
yes, we were so tickled to find one! i think we cooed over it for ten minutes. i've talked to people who have a whole collection of them - it doesn't seem possible! the fact that this one fell right out of her mouth while we were standing there was a total fluke.
I will go on until the end: jack!iambydefault on January 29th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Jack is 4 months and I know he is teething but I haven't seen any teeth come out yet. I hope I get one! I wouldn't worry about it though, I'm sure if it were concerning the vet would've mentioned it. :)
J'irai Cracher Sur Vos Tombes: terrible smell in here.bird on January 29th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Eloise also had a problem with her baby teeth! i cant remember which ones, but in the case of 2 of her baby teeth, the adult teeth grew in right next to/behind (again... i cant remember, which shows you how not a big issue it is!) her baby teeth. the vet kept an eye on them, saying that the baby teeth might get loose after the adult teeth came in. they never did, and he recommended extraction so that she did not develop a cavity since the teeth were so close (in the meantime we flossed her teeth... ridiculous and cute). in the end we had them extracted, and it was no big deal. it is of course scary to have your baby under anesthesia, and i totally feel for you on this!

i would just recommend checking up with your vet, but dont worry! the vet's assistant even saved me the baby teeth!

xoxo keep us updated!!!
lafriperielafriperie on January 29th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
wow - it must be an eloise thing! that's so funny. i'm glad to hear it was no big deal - i figured that having to get them extracted would be the worst case scenario, but as long as there's no permanent damage it's no biggie. (i think i read the words "doggie braces" somewhere and freaked out. elly would NOT deal gracefully with orthodontics!)

speaking of which, i cannot believe eloise let you floss her teeth! she must be the most zen dog ever :)
J'irai Cracher Sur Vos Tombesbird on January 29th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
she wasnt especially pleased with it, but she put up with the flossing. she is super sweet and calm.
C.a.t.h.i.e_simplyinlove on January 29th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
you know what's funny/weird???

Violet has small teeth. I commented on this to the vet when she was under a year because I have never once seen any of her teeth come out and she'll be 6 in May. I would assume she still has baby teeth, but I don't know how that's possible. she has her teeth (I call them dagger teeth haha) that I think would be too large in a puppy's mouth so she had to of lost them! I'll never know for sure!