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Old 11-11-2010, 02:41 PM
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Raw feeding and puppy teeth

I've been feeding my puppy on raw bones, meat etc since he was about 14 weeks old. He's now losing his puppy teeth so he began to find it hard to eat bones, so I've been grinding them up which makes life a lot easier for him. For those of you who've been through this process, at what age did you reintroduce bones?
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Your puppy looks to be much smaller breed than ours, so we never had to go the grinding route during puppyhood. I would say just try again with really soft bones such as chicken necks. He'll let you know when he can handle it. Take a look in his mouth to see how the teeth are progressing.
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Thanks Tess. Another fell out yesterday - trouble is, I thought it was one of his adult ones. Hopefully I'm wrong - not least because it's one of his canines! It had no root on it, and I understand that means it's probably a puppy tooth.

PS - Had a look at your puppy pictures - Tessa was soooo cute as a pup (as I'm sure Josey was). Makes me want another one but my husband is really, really not keen. He's only just about coping with Synnu
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Thanks Tess. Another fell out yesterday - trouble is, I thought it was one of his adult ones. Hopefully I'm wrong - not least because it's one of his canines! It had no root on it, and I understand that means it's probably a puppy tooth.
Hmm.... the adult ones usually look quite different: bigger, whiter. The baby ones are usually pretty scraggly, yellowish and as you say, without a root by the time they come out. In a few days anyway, you should be able to see an adult one growing in. Hope its OK!

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PS - Had a look at your puppy pictures - Tessa was soooo cute as a pup (as I'm sure Josey was). Makes me want another one but my husband is really, really not keen. He's only just about coping with Synnu
She was soooo cute! Well, keep working on the husband. As you probably saw, putting the new puppy in hubby's arms on the first night (to warm up after first bath) pretty much sealed the deal. It did not hurt that she was exhausted from a 6 hour plane flight and cold from a bath, all to make her maximally snuggly. Not sure I could re-create that again!
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Thanks Tess - I hope it's a puppy tooth. It does look lovely and white, though it's not that big and I'll check his mouth every now and then to see if another one is appearing.

Sadly my husband isn't a lovely softy so I'm not sure a sleeping puppy will change his mind, even one as cute as Tessa! But I will, as you say, keep working on him. I've got time as, even if I was 'allowed' to get another dog, I wouldn't get one for a while.
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Thanks Tess - I hope it's a puppy tooth. It does look lovely and white, though it's not that big and I'll check his mouth every now and then to see if another one is appearing.

Sadly my husband isn't a lovely softy so I'm not sure a sleeping puppy will change his mind, even one as cute as Tessa! But I will, as you say, keep working on him. I've got time as, even if I was 'allowed' to get another dog, I wouldn't get one for a while.
Odds are the tooth was a baby one.... was it quite pointy? The adult canines are much more rounded on the tip. It takes quite a blow to knock out an adult canine tooth. They have deep roots.

Well, men do tend to mellow with regard to dogs as they get older. I've seen it before. My Dad used to be grumpy about the dogs, now he's nearly as sentimental as my Mom.
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Well, men do tend to mellow with regard to dogs as they get older. I've seen it before. My Dad used to be grumpy about the dogs, now he's nearly as sentimental as my Mom.
Well, I wish he'd hurry up - I can't wait too long!!!
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Ha ha my parents are the complete opposite my dad loves her and always wants cuddles and my mum pretends that she doesn't like it but we always see her secretly lookin at her and smiling. Our family
Dog recently passed which is part of her reaction I think. We got our pup yesterday and she is adorable but so much work lol, not that I don't love it and the affection she already has for me
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I know what you mean about the affection - it's the best isn't it?
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MY dad is the same way. He pretends he doesn't like the dogs or rabbits but then I catch him given them lovins and telling them how cute and good they are. And he gets on Skype and shows them to the relatives, so I know it's all a front.
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