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Rudy turned 11 months old today.We took him to see the vet because he still has not lost all of his baby teeth and where some of the baby teeth fell out adult teeth didn't come in.This has made a very bad bite.Even his K-9's are off center because the adult teeth didn't come in and spread the teeth out.The vet told us that adult teeth form off the root of the baby teeth and sometimes adult teeth dont form.He also showed no interest in removing the baby teeth on top.I just dont know what to do about this.Have any of you heard of this? I bought Rudy from a very good breeder.He's from a wonderful line of maltese with both parents and all grandparents finished champions.I cant believe that a problem this big came out of such a nice line of dogs.I am very sad and disappointed.I wrote my breder and ask her if she had ever heard of this and could come give us her input on it but she never responed.I guess she thought we might want to return Rudy or something.I adorn him.We bought him as a pet and love him bad bite or not.I just dont want him to have bad teeth later on in his life.We are going to a specialist next week.Let me hear your input on this.
 

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Yes, a dog could not have adult teeth come in. If there is only one row of puppy teeth and they are healthy, I would leave them in as well. Your vet could x-ray his mouth to be sure whether or not he has adult teeth.

He could just be a random accident in the line or having full dentition could be a problem in the line even if the bite is aligned correctly.

Even dogs with no teeth eat dry kibble just fine. The only concern would be that none of the teeth are hitting his gums or roof of mouth and creating holes. As long as they aren't, no need to have any work done. If they are, they can be filed off or you can see a veterinary dentist.
 
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