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Old 01-08-2017, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Premolars coming in at almost 2 years?

Bit of background info: Daisy was spayed at about 7 1/2 month old (over a year ago). At the time, she had 11 or 12 puppy teeth removed because they were horribly crowded. She had all her front adult teeth and puppy teeth still in. This surgery cleared up her tear stains and she hasn't had problems since.

I have noticed that she doesn't have premolars, well at least she didn't for the past year. We left her with a pet sitter for 3 weeks while we travelled from Korea to Boston for Thanksgiving. When we came back I've noticed her eyes are watering more (not staining as I clean often) and she has premolars breaking through. They bleed when I brush her teeth, I don't think I would have noticed them otherwise.

Is it normal for them to come in this late? She'll be 2 on March 30th. She has to go in for heart worm preventative tomorrow so I'm going to ask them to take a peek. There's only one that I see on her left side but two on the right. I worry that while the points are not touching, further up the teeth is wider and might be too close together and causing problems like when here puppy teeth were crowded. I suppose only an x ray could tell.
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The vet seems to think it's normal and attributed it to her small size. She's still only 1.64 kg (3.6lbs) and has been for at least 6 months. I think her increasing tearing is from the teeth.

She also had some ear inflammation/ear infection. The vet gave us an ear ointment to use once a day to help clear it up. I hadn't even noticed anything so I think it was caught very early. It's nice that we have a vet who does monthly check ins for no fee. We go in for the heart worm treatment and the vet looks are her ears and teeth and they watch her body weight. In the end we just paid for the heart worm preventative and the ointment, no visit fee.
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Stephanie...I know in my 2 Korean girls...they were very late getting teeth in, more so Mika than Suki. With that said...one of Suki's littermates had to have surgery because the adult teeth were not dropping down and like Daisy...just the tips were showing. That's something I would keep an eye on. I also think Daisy's ear infection could be from her teeth...it's all connected. Do you know of a specialist that can see her if need be?
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Stephanie...I know in my 2 Korean girls...they were very late getting teeth in, more so Mika than Suki. With that said...one of Suki's littermates had to have surgery because the adult teeth were not dropping down and like Daisy...just the tips were showing. That's something I would keep an eye on. I also think Daisy's ear infection could be from her teeth...it's all connected. Do you know of a specialist that can see her if need be?
I don't know of a specialist unfortunately. We are leaving Korea in May but hopefully they come in before that. They are poking through more and more now. Toy breeds are pretty much the only kinds of dogs kept as pets in Korea so most veterinarians are very familiar with the tiny dog health problems and we go to a large clinic. Thankfully we're in a large city and not a small rural area. I'm going to give it a few more weeks to see how it goes. I'm assuming x rays would show how the teeth are below the gum line (well above since it's the upper teeth haha)
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I don't know of a specialist unfortunately. We are leaving Korea in May but hopefully they come in before that. They are poking through more and more now. Toy breeds are pretty much the only kinds of dogs kept as pets in Korea so most veterinarians are very familiar with the tiny dog health problems and we go to a large clinic. Thankfully we're in a large city and not a small rural area. I'm going to give it a few more weeks to see how it goes. I'm assuming x rays would show how the teeth are below the gum line (well above since it's the upper teeth haha)
Yes, it would be X-rays that would show it. I had two of my dogs mouth X-ray when they had procedures done because they were having anesthesia anyway.
Are you moving back to Boston...it would be nice to have a Korean dog meetup
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No we won't be near Boston. My husband is still active duty so we'll be stationed somewhere else and there aren't any Army posts in New England, besides Devons in Shirley/Ayer, MA but that's not an active base.
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