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  • Kira_KiraKira_Kira
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    Kira's incisors and canines have fallen out and adult teeth are now growing in their place. The worst are these pesky premolars, they really are painful and cause her quite a bit of discomfort. I've started rotating frozen washcloths every 6 hours. I don't recall this much of a puppy teething issue with any previous dogs I've owned for some reason.
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  • BootzBootz
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    Bump~

    My husband is being a little paranoid. So I just wanted to double check with fellow forum members just in case there might be something we should know.

    Unfortunately I do not have any pictures. When Bootz sleeps curled up like a ball, she usually rests her head on/against her paws. Sometimes this will push her lips up, so her teeth would show. Occasionally, My husband would walk into the room while she is sleeping, she would lift her head up, and her teeth will show on the side.

    Also the other day, she was sleeping with her head in between her paws, and when my husband came home, Bootz lifted up her head and her teeth was showing like a little grin...

    I just wanted to make sure this is normal, if not, is there something I should be worried about?

    Edit to add: My husband is worried because "the look" reminds him of stroke patients he's seen before, Where one side is perfectly normal, but the other side has a crooked smile.

    Thanks!
    Post edited by Bootz at 2014-05-05 12:29:18
  • sunyatasunyata
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    @Bootz - Does she correct it herself?

    Also, stroke signs/symptoms in dogs are different than in people. Just an FYI. (Unfortunately, I have been through two strokes with Nola.)
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  • BootzBootz
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    @sunyata

    Oh that is nice to know. I will tell my husband that. **regarding stroke symptoms**
    -Although, we personally witness my sister's rescue dog getting a stroke....so He should know better!

    Yes she corrects it herself. It happens only once in a while. When it does happen, it is only when she lifts her head from a sleeping position-and when her head was resting on her paws.

    I hope that makes sense!
  • sunyatasunyata
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    Sounds like a normal sleep face. haha. :) As long as she corrects it herself, I would not worry.
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  • BootzBootz
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    @Sunyata

    Thanks! I thought so. But he just needed that confirmation for reassurance.
  • BootzBootz
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    Bootz sleep face

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    Ok... So. I was playing tug with Bootz today when I notice there was a bump on the roof of her mouth. Of course My husband and I panicked, but after searching the internet, quite a few dog owner's found it in their dog's mouth. Some say its "incisive papilla". Let me know what you guys think!

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    Its the pink bump right above my finger nail. Bootz isn't bothered by it, and when i touched it, it felt kind of hard. I will be taking her to the vet for her annual vet check later this mouth with full blood panel. But we don't feel like this bump calls for an emergency trip.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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    Of you're talking about the little pea sized gland right behind their front teeth, that's normal. In intact males it's very large and is what helps them "taste" pheromones. Females also have it.
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  • BootzBootz
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    @lindsayt

    Good to know. Its so weird though, don't remember seeing it when she was younger!
  • Ninu21Ninu21
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    Hi all!
    In regards to teething puppies, how can you tell if their back teeth are puppy or adult teeth? Today Sanji was chewing a toy and then started grinding and licking his teeth like something was caught in his mouth. I noticed knee of his back molars bleeding and if felt wobbly. Is this teething or could the toy he was chewing on hurt his tooth? I've read articles about that happening so I'm concerned that they toy is too hard and could've done something. I just can't tell if it's an adult tooth or not.
  • Mochi920Mochi920
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    The puppy teeth are a lot smaller and less bumpy looking I think. Here is a picture of Mochi's that fell out when she was around 5 or 6 months I think

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