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Old 06-28-2013, 04:54 PM
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My foster dog is unable to move her puppies

My foster dog had a litter of 8, all are now around 15oz, they were born 13 oz (BIG babies). She has really bad teeth (very painful and most of them need to be pulled) but we haven't been able to treat them because of the pups and anesthesia so she's been on a diet of soft foods and soaked kibbles. One of the pups was dragged out of the box today when she came out in a rush to get fed. She totally freaked out, cried, whined, paced, moaned, and then she put her mouth on the pup like she wanted to pick him up, he squealed, and she left him there and paced and cried until I put the pup back. Does this happen with pups that are really big because they're hard to fit in the mouth? or is it because her teeth are so painful that she's having trouble?

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Oh man! Poor thing. Those teeth look terrible. I'm assuming it's a combination. She's not able to grasp properly because she's in pain and he yelped so she back off.
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I know, I can't wait until they schedule her dental. They are probably going to do it when she's spayed since it will be more cost efficient and she won't have to go under anesthesia twice. I wish I could do something to help other than just move puppies and make her food mushy though!
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Her front teeth look warn down from chewing on a fence for a very long time. Her canines actually look good. What do her back teeth look like? If they are as nice as her canines she probably could eat regular food. She probably cannot pick up a puppy without those front teeth. The one on the bottom looks sharp and may be why the puppy cried. You are going to have to be her puppy picker upper..
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The back teeth are just 6 years worth of junkyard dog living. She's a purebred basset but was bred with another breed and they got rid of her because the pups wouldn't be good hunters or something like that. I'm only watching her a short time. I'll see how she handles normal food. Thanks!
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