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    Vet question regarding my dog

    I have a 6 1/2 y/o yorkie/maltese mix and noticed today that her upper molar is broken. It is the first large molar that I can see when I pull her mouth open. She doesn't seem to be having any discomfort from it, but the tooth has more of a "flat" appearance to it. I will call my vet tomorrow, but any advise prior would be appreciated.



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    Re: Vet question regarding my dog

    If it was a pitbull, I would pit it down.



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    Re: Vet question regarding my dog

    Quote Originally Posted by packattack425 View Post
    If it was a pitbull, I would pit it down.
    I'd put down this furry rat before putting down an actual dog.



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    Re: Vet question regarding my dog

    Wow, not that I disagree with either of you, but don't scare off the new poster immediately. Unless there is visible discomfort or exposed tissue, your yippee dog will probably be fine until tomorrow.



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    Re: Vet question regarding my dog

    I can't do the jimlad from my phone



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    Re: Vet question regarding my dog

    Quote Originally Posted by CyStalker View Post
    I have a 6 1/2 y/o yorkie/maltese mix and noticed today that her upper molar is broken. It is the first large molar that I can see when I pull her mouth open. She doesn't seem to be having any discomfort from it, but the tooth has more of a "flat" appearance to it. I will call my vet tomorrow, but any advise prior would be appreciated.
    Your vet might say that there is a possibility of an infection and could suggest pulling the tooth out... could get pricey if that's the case. How did this happen? Does your dog chew on bones? Might have to give her something softer if that's the case, or risk more teeth issues.



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    Re: Vet question regarding my dog

    From what I understand dogs of this breed do not have the best oral health. She had to have five of her front bottom teeth pulled because they were decayed. At the time all of her other teeth looked good. Not sure how this happened, she only eats dry dog food and chews on raw hide bones.

    My concern is that if this is an important tooth is there a way to save it and not have to pull it? For a dog her size she is still very young.



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    Re: Vet question regarding my dog

    I am not sure if it can be saved or how important it is. My dog cracked his tooth on a bone he would chew, and it got infected. Vet pulled the tooth out, and said not to give him any bones or raw hide that is tied into a knot at the end. Said that only soft chewables (like rubber bones) or flat raw hide (because they can't get as much leverage when they chew it) are ok.



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    Re: Vet question regarding my dog

    Quote Originally Posted by packattack425 View Post
    I can't do the jimlad from my phone
    Plus it wasn't necessary.



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