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Old 09-30-2015, 01:53 AM
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Hi everyone!

Little Millie had very smelly breath and has always hated the toothbrush, so I took her in to have a scale and polish under anaesthesia at our vet. I told them they could just do what needed to be done while she was asleep so that we didn't have to put her under again in the near future to get more done.

I just got a call and the vet told me that they removed 10 teeth, and she is likely to lose the rest in her lifetime. She also said it was common.
Can anyone here ease my mind? I wasn't aware it was common and now I'm freaking out!

The vet said she will still be able to eat biscuits, but it will have to be a dental diet. What would you all recommend for a dog with no teeth? (ok I know she still has teeth but I feel like 10 teeth is all she had because she's so small :P)

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Old 09-30-2015, 02:14 AM
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Poor baby!!!! So these were permanent teeth, not retained baby teeth? Corona just had almost a full set of baby teeth removed that she has retained, but has all her permanent. I was amazed how fast she recovered. But I don't know about permanents! Hope she feels well soon and hope she can still eat her favorite things!!
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aww what a sweet baby Millie is! Peanut does that pose alot. Just melts my heart when he does. As for her teeth I had a Malt who had alot of his teeth pulled as well. he still loved his greenies and crunchy treats. She will adjust and be fine. And she will let you know what she can and cannot eat.
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:22 AM
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that makes me feel better! She is only 4 and a half so I just feel like she's so young to be losing all those teeth. She's such a little mummies girl though so I'm sure after lots of cuddles she'll be feeling better
I don't get to pick her up from the vet for another hour so I will try and get a picture once she's back home
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:24 AM
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yes mommy cuddles are always the best!
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Small breeds tend to have teeth which aren't well anchored in the jaw. Good dental hygiene is a must along with a low carb diet and plenty of safe chews. Dogs actually manage very well without all their teeth, it shouldn't affect how she eats at all.
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Chihuahuas in particular are known for teeth problems, most have issues within a few years of age which is why they really push to get on brushing their teeth regularly with this breed in particular. Once Millie has recovered and gotten used to the new feel of her mouth, she'll adjust no problem and it won't affect her well-being of quality of life
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thank you everyone, I was feeling like a bad chi-mother!
I have picked her up now and she's feeling sleepy, but she has eaten her dinner and seems to be feeling ok, yay!
Here is a picture from when we got home, and the diagram the vet gave showing which teeth were removed.

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