MY 8 Yr. old Pekingese's Teeth Are Fallin Out!!!

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Old 04-15-2010, 03:32 PM
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Question MY 8 Yr. old Pekingese's Teeth Are Fallin Out!!!

Hey,I Have an 8 Year Old Female Pekingese,Named Lemay . Her Breath Stinks Really Bad...Has For Years...& Just About a Year Ago...Her Teeth Have Slowly Started to Fall Out...She's Lost a total of 4 or 5 in a Year...And We've Seen,& gently touched her teeth to see if they were loose...and some of them were really loose. I'm Guessing She Has Gum Disease,because I've read up on it alot...and well,I'm Just Wondering If She's in Alot Of Pain?! Because She acts like she's only 2 years old! Very Playful!!! She Can Be a little grouchy,but,She that's just how she is! (haha)...And About a Week Ago,When One Of Her Teeth Fell Out...She Started Playin With Me Not Even 2 Minutes Later! So How Could She Be In Pain??? I Can't Afford to take her to the vet YET (I Will Very Soon..)...But Is Gum Disease Fatal Or Anything To Dogs? Or Just Any Info Anyone Might Have Let Me Know! Thanks So Much! -Amber
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gum disease is very painful. You need to get your dog to a vet...she should have been seeing a vet for this when it began. I suggest calling your vet soon
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Why haven't you taken your dog to the vet when breath started or even when you found a tooth? Your vet should be looking at teeth at every check up which should be 1-2x/yr.
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Yes i can be very very painful dogs just hide pain much better. and yes it can be fatal, it can cause other issues too. I dont understand why you havnt been looking after this since it started years ago? my 7 year old dog still has sparkly white teeth no issues with them, as I have looked after them all these years.
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Well,I Used To Have A Yorkie & She Had Realllly Bad Breath & Her Teeth Were Just Fine! And I Will Tell People About Lemay's Breath & They Say "Ohh Alot Of Small Dogs Have Bad Breath" Or "Ohhh My Friend Has a Peke,& It's Breath Is Really Bad"....Or Something To That Matter! So I Just Kind Of Thought That It Was Just Something Small Dogs Or Pekes Got When They Were a Certain Age Or Something They Developed Over Time,Ya Know. I Had No Idea That It Was Gum Disease Until I Started Looking It All Up...& Then I Thought Of Those Dogs Whose Teeth Start Falling Out At ONE YEAR OLD...'The Chinese Crested Dogs'...I Just Had No Idea...I WILL Be Taking Her To The Vet Def!! AND also,I Took Her To The Vet About 9-10 Months Ago To Get Her Rabies Shot Again,& They Didn't Say Anything About Her When I Got Her...Nothing About Her Breath,Her Teeth,Nothing...I Would Have Thought They Would Have Said Something If They Thought Something Might Be Going On...But I'll Def. Get It Checked Out!!! Thanks!!!
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You need to take the dog to a vet!!! It can be very painful for a dog with gum disease. You should have taken her to a vet when her breath started to stink! I would Reccomend to take her ASAP!
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I Realize That People...I Mean,I Know I Should Take Her To The Vet,I Know This,A Million Times,I KNOW this...I'm Sorry Im Not The Kind Of Person That Has Hundreds Of Dollars Just Laying Around To Take Her To The Vet This Very Second,Ya Know. I KNOW it'll be costly,correct. They Will Put Her On Anestesia & Remove The Teeth That Need Removed,Correct? Then They Will Polish The Ones That Don't Need Taken Out...Then They Will Give Her Antibiotics & Pain Medicine. What Will That Cost? Around $500 Maybe? Maybe More? I Will Take Her To The Vet When I Get Paid In About 1 1/2 Weeks,AND Pay Bills To Live. I Had No Idea It Was Gum Disease...I Feel Bad I Didn't Take Her Sooner!! But Her Breath Just Gradually Gotten Bad...So Like I Said,Didn't Know For Sure. So You All Should Stop Putting Me Down About It...
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Can you borrow the money from a family member or a friend until you get paid? How about a small personal loan? I'm not sure of your age but do you have a credit card with a balance for emergencies? Have you called around to actually see how much the initial exam and meds will be? Have you inquired if your Vet or others in your area have any type of payment plan where you could make installments? I would sell everything I have to make sure my pets weren't in pain, if I didn't have the money. I feel very sorry for your little one, she deserves better than this.


I have 4 pekingese-- all different ages and to think of any of them suffering needlessly just breaks my heart.
I hope you find a way and do the right thing.....for her sake.
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You Have No Idea What Kind Of Living Situation People Are In....I Have Sold Almost Every I Own That Is Actually Valuable To Live Off To Pawn Shops...I Had To Get Food Stamps About a Year Ago. I Live With A Friend & Her Grandmother...& I Don't Even Have Health Insurance For Myself. And I'm Not In Contact With My Family,At All. Soo. I'm Doing All I Can For Me & My Dog,Thanks. She's All I Have & I'm All She Has....I Do Hope I Can Get Her To The Vet ASAP. She Deserves a Hell Of Alot Better Then This,Yes,But Seriously,Who Dog Or Human Doesn't These Days?! Ok...I Asked For Advice. Not Lectures From You All. So Thanks. AND I Think She's Been Treated Like BabyDoll (If You Had Any Idea How I Was With Lemay,& How She Lived,You Would Know). You All Just Act Like You Know Everything About The Situation Because I Havn't Gotten Her To The Vet YET! I'm Sorry That My Little Girl Doesn't Wear Tiara's & Go To The Groomer Once a Week & Have Gourmet Foods & Get To Go To Dog Shows OK. But She DOES Get The Sleep In Bed With Me,Go On Walks With Me,Go On Rides With Me,Gets Kibbles & Bits (instead of cheap ol'e roy,that alot of you i see, tend to get your dogs,when you have 'alot of money'),gets treats ALL the time,Gets Human Food,Gets Kisses,Hugs,ALL The Time! She Seriously is like my baby...So PLEASE,DO NOT Try to Imply That I Don't Treat Her Right. I Keep Up With All Her Shots...And I Would Never Want To See Her In Pain...It Just Doesn't Look To Me Like She Is ALL THE TIME,Like You All Try To Say. She Seems So Happy...

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What is wrong with people?

Just because she doesn't have the money to take her dog to the vet doesn't mean she don't love her!!!
A LOT of people can not afford vet bills, they are too outrageous. Most of them wont even let you make payments! Maybe if they did, and weren't so uptight, people could take them. It's an operation that takes a good bit of money. If she acts like she's not in pain, save the money up to get her to the vet, that's all there is too it. These people on here accusing you for neglect and everything, they need to get a life. You do what you can do. You love her and spoil her. That's more than other dogs. I know she has a good life.
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