Post # 1
Bees… I need some support and/or encouraging words (for me mainly). I’m really having a hard time with this, and I don’t know if it’s just because I’m pregnant and hormonal, or it’s because he’s my furry baby.
My great dane broke his top canine tooth about a month ago and tomorrow’s the day that we’ve (me, my husband and the vet) decided to have it removed. We’re trying to do it before it gets infected and bothers him (at this point, he still eats and plays just fine). I feel so bad about having it removed because it’s a very functional tooth and having him go through pain, even though I know it’s what’s best… Just wish I could explain that to him.
Here’s a picture of my baby (sorry it’s so big)
Post # 3
my dog had every last tooth removed. he’s as happy as can be. I make him a sloppy, soft mushy mess of a dinner and he happily gobbles it up.
If you treat him just like a normal dog after, he will act just like he did before, and if it’s just one tooth I assure you he’ll function and carry on just fine. dont’t fret.
Post # 4
I have known a few dogs in my life who have needed to do that- ! I promise your big guy will forget he even had that tooth! Better safe than sorry,!
Prayers for your family and your furry one tommorow!!
Keep us updated 🙂
Post # 5
Dogs can adjust to absolutely anything, I mean you’ve seen dogs with 3 or even 2 legs right? They’re such an adaptable animal, one tooth won’t make a bit of difference in his life. Once he gets used to it he won’t even remember having that tooth 🙂
I’d giggle at your hormonal worries but you’re talking to the girl who became inconsolable after dropping off her cat to be fixed… he’ll be fine!!
Post # 6
He’ll be okay. My maltese had to have several teeth removed because of how bad her teeth were. Supposedly it’s part of their genetics, but I was still terribly upset. The vet reassured me that this happens more often than most people realize.
Post # 7
Thanks for the help – I know he’ll be fine after he recovers. It’s just me having a hard time knowing he’ll be in pain and I can’t do much about it.
The last time he had to be knocked out at the vet was because he was limping badly and they couldn’t find a cause. So they knocked him out to take xrays and when I went to pick him up, he peed as soon as he saw me, like he was scared of me… I felt horrible. Hoping to not have that happen again.
Post # 8
They call my chihuhua snaggle tooth because he’s had so many removed. It’s common in the breed. Your dog will be perfectly fine and not notice a thing after it’s healed.
Post # 9
@peanuthead: Hahaha. They call my maltese a snaggle tooth as well.
Post # 10
aww, don’t worry! our vet had to remove our dog’s two top canine teeth last year bc they were weirdly aligned, and he was completely fine! we had to feed him a soft diet for a few days (his food soaked in water until it turned to mush), but he didn’t seem to be in much pain. he definitely seemed woozy after he was neutered, but for his teeth removal he seemed totally fine.
Post # 11
I had to get one of my cat’s teeth removed because it was so far gone from tartar and infection or something like that… You see, she doesn’t really like to chew her food, she just swallows it whole. So then I had to get a special kind of food with big pieces of kibble that force her to chew, to help keep her teeth cleaner. She wasn’t terribly happy about the surgery, and not at all happy about the antibiotics and painkillers I had to force down her throat for a couple of weeks, but I knew that it would be temporary, and better than having a sore tooth forever!
Post # 12
Hugs to your doggie and here is to a quick and painless recovery! 🙂
Post # 13
“He’ll be okay. My maltese had to have several teeth removed because of how bad her teeth were. Supposedly it’s part of their genetics, but I was still terribly upset. The vet reassured me that this happens more often than most people realize.”
It’s true. I work in a vet’s office, and they pull teeth all the time. Just about every dog that comes in for a cleaning needs to get at least 1 pulled.
Post # 14
Precious doggy! He will feel better and happy his tooth doesn’t bother him.
Post # 15
Don’t worry, he will be fine without a tooth. One of my dogs is missing over half of his teeth, and he gets along and eats just fine. (And I feed a raw diet, so he is chomping through bones, and it doesn’t slow him down.)
Teeth problems are very common in domestic dogs. 80% of dogs over the age of 3 have periodontal disease.
Post # 16
Oh what a handsome dog! Isn’t that the worst – not being able to tell your pet what is going on or be able ease his pain? It will be ok. He will be back to normal in no time.