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  1. Vet says that it isn't ok to remove all of Chihuahua's teeth

    New Member Introductions
    Hello- I took my recently rescued, 10 year old, male chihuahua to the vet today to examine his mouth. He has only 3 teeth left in his mouth on his lower jaw that are horribly discolored and his gums are inflamed. As a result his breath is unbelievable. It's so bad that it affects the time...
  2. New Chihuahua Owner--Please Help.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm Ashley. I am the proud owner of a chihuahua puppy named Zeus. He is about 12 weeks old. I have never had a chihuahua, and I haven't had a puppy in a long time. He really started teething this week...chewing on everything in sight. I have noticed that he is eating significantly less over...
  3. Do you brush your Chi's teeth?

    Chihuahua Questions
    We bought a tiny toothbrush and paste at the Vet and have had a little success with brushing Mia's teeth but do you all have any tips? I would like to make my own paste.
  4. Dog with heart disease getting a sedated dental cleaning?

    Chihuahua Health
    I have a little 8 year old Chihuahua who has the beginning stages of heart disease. She has a grade 2 heart murmur and a bit of plaque on one of her valves. She has had it for at least a year (maybe 2-3 years) and has no symptoms and is not on any medication. She has quite a bit of tartar...
  5. Dental Cleaning - Pet Insurance (USA)?

    Chihuahua Questions
    Hi guys! My 2,5 year old male Chi August has a teeth problem. Whatever I try (gels, brushing, sprays), he gets tartar buildup (SUPER fast!). I took him to the vet yesterday and they said he requires dental cleaning ASAP. Unfortunately the quote they gave me is between $300 and $900. (whew) They...
  6. Teeth Health, Please Help!

    Chihuahua Health
    I have a 6 pound chihuahua/Yorkie mix.. Yes a Chorkie :) She is only 3 years old and her teeth look terrible. The vet recommended a cleaning within the next year, but today I was examining her teeth and found that the front 2 bottom teeth on the bottom are very loose. I'm afraid this could be a...
  7. double row of upper and lower teeth...

    Chihuahua Questions
    my male chi Sam has a double rows of teeth at 12 months old. the laspca said i should have my vet look into this when i took Sam for his shots. i did and my vet said i should leave it alone until Sam is 18-20 months old. should i be worried now or should i wait? thank you.
  8. Antler Chipped

    Chihuahua Diet and Nutrition
    Hello all, I have adopted two rescued Chis last month and I'm trying to figure out dental health. I want to stay on top of it and they came with some tartar. I am introducing brushing. The boy is taking to it much faster. My girl is very nervous and fearful and squirmed like a trapped cobra...
  9. Newbie with questions about booties & breath

    Chihuahua Questions
  10. "Smiling"?

    Chihuahua Questions
    Whenever I walk in the door, my female dog wags her tail furiously, making all sorts of noises. She shows her teeth like she's "Smiling" or something. She doesn't bite, even if you put your hand right by her. She just kisses it. She's happy, yet she's showing her teeth. Does anybody else...