Help my puppy has two sets of teeth

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  1. *serendipity*

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    This is going to sound really strange, but my little yorkie puppy has two rows of teeth at the top front:eek: and some missing on the bottom front. Its really weird. She eats normally and it doesn't seem to bother her. I never noticed this in my previous yorkie. So whats going on? Is it normal?

    Trust me to get 'alien' dog!!! LOL

    Should I take her to the vet or not :confused:

    She is seven months old.
     
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    Just a guess, but could it not be her adult teeth comming through and have not pushed the baby teeth out the way?

    Angel x
     
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    I'm not too familiar with Yorkies, so hesitate to comment, although their breed standard does call for a scissor bite. It may be that correct dentition is a problem in the breed.

    My suggestion would be for you to contact the breeder for advice and information. If there's any problem with that, this website lists breed clubs:

    http://www.kennels.co.uk/Toy/YorkshireTerrier.htm

    and each should give contact details for club secretaries, who should be able to advise you further.

    It wouldn't be a bad idea to have a word with your vet as well ... perhaps you could ring them initially?

    HTH

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    Hi Angel yeah! it could be. It just looks really strange that all. I might check at the vet though Holistic.

    thanks *S*
     
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    It does sound as though perhaps her adult teeth have come through in slightly the "wrong" place and not pushed the baby ones out, doesn't it?

    Not heard of a dog having two sets of teeth in this way before.
     
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    Hi,

    This does sometimes happen in dogs with an over bite, I have had two. It looks really nasty though and fierce doesn't it. You can always ring and check with your vet but usually the baby teeth do just suddenly drop out and everything is fine. :)
     
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    And ... erm ... what did the vet suggest? ;)

    I ask this in the light of ReikiAnge's post:

    because although there might not be any apparent problem NOW, in later life she may have eating difficulties if her adult teeth are prevented from forming what is hopefully correct alignment.

    I'm just thinking of the dog's wellbeing and comfort, really :)

    Question for crystal: What do you mean by an 'over bite'?

    Holistic
     
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    Well....erm... I haven't got around to taking her yet. I have been so busy. It doesn't seem to bother her at all. I will take her soon though, You've made me beel a bit guilty now:022: as soon as I do i will report back. honest!!
     
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    If it's going to cost a lot of money to take her in, Dip, maybe you could just ask the vet over the phone if he thinks he should see her. Or find a Yorkie forum and ask there.

    xxx
     
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    Why didn't I think of a Yorkie forum. :rolleyes: I will ta xx
     
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    Hi Holistic :)

    I am sure you have searched this already lol


    Dogs teeth normally meet level or scissor depending on the breed, obviously the brachios have a scissor jaw, but with many other breed sit's one of the things that is checked as a dog with an over bite (or underbite for that matter) is disqualified from showing. It can be hereditary and dogs that have this are discouraged from being used as breeding animals
     
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