Originally posted by debs0712@Oct 9 2005, 06:58 PM My puppy, Gabriela, is 6-1/2 months old and has double bottom canine teeth. I keep thinking that she will lose one of them but she still has both. Has anyone else seen this??
Yep, very common. They do need to be removed though. Do you have her spay appointment set? She is ready for spaying at this age. Most vets pull any remaining baby teeth at this time. I would mention it, just to make sure
Yes, this is very common in the Maltese breed. They are known as retained baby teeth. All of my kids had retained baby teeth and I pulled them at around 5 months. Sometimes when you leave them in too long, all the other teeth gets shifted and it doesn't look too pretty.
Abbey just had hers pulled out at 9 months old, along with 7 other teeth. They were not ready to be pulled out when she was spayed at 6 months, according to my vet, so Abbey had to be put under anthesia a second time to have her teeth pulled. Next time, I'll know better and we'll wait until they can do the spaying and pulling retained teeth at the same time.