Pediatric Dentistry is Important

There are many common problems in puppies that owners need to be aware of and have corrected at the appropriate time. Small breed dogs and dogs with short snouts are especially prone to having dental conditions called malocclusions (a crooked bite, teeth not fitting together properly, undershod or overshod jaws, etc), rotated teeth and missing teeth. At McKenzie Veterinary Services, we are especially aware of these problems and will generally make recommendations for the removal of retained baby teeth (baby teeth should fall out by 5 months of age), rotated teeth, dental cysts when pups are being spayed at around 5 -6 months so that their adult teeth have a chance to properly erupt and allow a normal bite to form. When performed at the time of sterilization, it saves owners money and puts the pet through only one anesthetic.