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I looked at Atticus' teeth and his babymolars are still in his mouth and his adult ones are in. They are wiggly and GREEN! I dont know if its food behind it or if they are rotting! He has doubles of all of his teeth, I dont know what I should do! My mom isnt answering her phone and I'm on hold at the vets and was on hold for 15 mins before they decided to tell me they'd call me back. I'm pretty much freaking out...If they are wiggly should I just pick them out myself or bring him into the vet tomarrow to have them do it?

I noticed he hadnt been chewing on any of his bones I bought him and I think this is why, it looks like it hurts!

This is the best I could do, I couldnt get a pic of his molars....
 

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He needs to be seen by a vet immediately actually.
This is extremely common with toy poodles, especially the smaller ones.
My female had two baby teeth not come out. Your dog has a bad case unfortunately, how old is he?

They will need to sedate him and pull all the baby teeth. If it isn't done they will rot, and smell awful, and can cause infections in the mouth and infections in the mouth can spread to the body. Not only that but his adult teeth can't grow completely properly and this can give him a poor bite for life.

So sorry to be the bearer of bad news. He's not in immediate danger or anything but it can mess up his mouth something awful. Not to mention it must be uncomfortable!
 

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The vets close at 6 so my mom and I are bringing him in in the morning. They are so loose that they said that we can try to pick them out ourselves...but I think it might be safer to just go in tomarrow.

I noticed his front teeth were a mess, but I figured they were so loose they'd fall out from playing tug and always chewing on me. I saw a couple molars fall out while he was on my bed with me so I never thought to check them until a few minutes ago, I should of checked earlier I feel terrible!

It seems everything bad has to happen...cause I'm a first time puppy mom ):

Oh, and he is 6 and a half months.
 

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We pull teeth in my house :)
You can try, but it just looks a mess. There are so many I wouldn't know where to start I haven't seen anything that bad but I do believe he is a very small toy if I am not mistaken?
That would explain it!

Plus they get really angry and don't want you to play with their face after pulling the teeth! Who could blame them though
 

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Poor Atticus, and poor you. That really stinks. I hope the vet can get you guys in right away in the morning.
 

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Yes, hes very tiny. He was 3.2 pounds as of last monday

I accidently just pulled one out when he moved his head away so thats one down! I think theres 5 or 6 more tiny baby ones in front and two k9s and his top two molars. I'm scared he's gunna hate me if I do it so I might just take him in tomarrow morning.
 

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OMG they are really in bad shape. Have you talked to the breeder at all?

I bet you have to have some work done with him.
 

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I think the more they have to pull the more they charge you so that is a good thing. He wont hate you but he will shy away when you go near his face for a week or so. You just pull them all then start touching his face gently at random times over the next month to get him use to face touching again so he doesn't think you are coming for his teeth each time LOL!

Sorry! If you have the money just wait. We are usually do-it-yourselfers just because we know what we are doing most of the time and I end up disliking most vets have not found one I like yet ugh.

Good luck what a set of teeth! And yes he's very little, he wont grow much more actually He must be smaller than my 13 week old who is a hefty 4 lbs!
 

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Oh yes and I would also talk to the breeder!
Tell her not to aim for such small puppies and maybe find some different parents because those kind of teeth problems are genetic and the tiny size is genetic!!
If it were one or two teeth it wouldn't be such a problem but a whole mouth full is a huge problem and the whole litter probably ended up with teeth like that!
It causes the adult teeth to grow in crooked and spaces oddly as well.
 

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I guess its not really as bad as the picture makes it out to be. His grownup teeth are all in straight, from what I can see, and his baby teeth are everywhere and all crooked...I'm attempting to pull them out right now but I'm so squeemish it might take the rest of night.

OMG they are really in bad shape. Have you talked to the breeder at all?

I bet you have to have some work done with him.
I havnt talked with her at all. I dont really know what I should say...
He is from windairpoodles. You can visit her website at www.windairpoodles.com
 

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Oh yes and I would also talk to the breeder!
Tell her not to aim for such small puppies and maybe find some different parents because those kind of teeth problems are genetic and the tiny size is genetic!!
If it were one or two teeth it wouldn't be such a problem but a whole mouth full is a huge problem and the whole litter probably ended up with teeth like that!
It causes the adult teeth to grow in crooked and spaces oddly as well.
He was the smallest in his litter. All the rest were almost double his size when I went to go look at him. She has very nice dogs, none of them were nearly as small as him.
 

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Okay it is common to get an abnormally small puppy every once in a while even one per litter.

You just never know with all of the unscrupulous breeders out there looking to make profits on "different" dogs!

Her dogs look very nice. It may just be due to his size and not a genetic thing.

If you had not spoken with her since you got him then I have no idea what to say if anything. But like I said it could be due to size and not genetics if she didn't purposely breed tiny dogs.
 

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He was the last pup in his litter, but I got to see some of her other puppies too and met some of her older pups and her show dogs. They were all nice sized with great personalities and I wasnt expecting him to be so tiny when I went to go meet him, I was originally looking for a larger toy. I feel in love instantly and he has the most wonderful personality.

I pulled two teeth! Ahhhh, I just about fainted...I have a phobia of blood.


 

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I would just say "I purchased a puppy from you last summer, and I had some concerns about his baby teeth, they aren't coming out. I don't know if other puppies have had this issue, but I thought I would let you know." My breeder is always open to talk to me about questions or concerns I have about our dog, and she is always willing to call me back or talk for a few minutes. While she probably couldn't have foreseen this problem, if she is really concerned about having healthy puppies with minimal issues, she might not want to repeat a breeding.
 

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If you pull them and some infection sets in, then yu'll need and antibiotic. My little toy poodle has the most horrible bite....but his teeth are not crowded. I groom lots of toy dogs with crooked teeth, but at least they are clean and white.
 

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How old is Atticus and is he neutered yet? If the canine teeth arnt out by the time we neuter them (or other baby teeth, and all of them Only if the adults are in), then we pull them while they are under. If he has canine teeth still in then he will need to go under anesthesia to pull them. Poor boy! It does not suprise me at all based on how small he is though.
 

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He is six and a half months and hasnt been neutered yet, and we dont know when he will be. He has an undecended teste (the breeder told me about it, I got him for cheaper knowing about this) so we were told to wait for it to drop on its own because they dont want to risk digging for it since he is so tiny. I get his neuter done for free since my mom works at the vets and thats the only reason I purchased him knowing this. Our wirehaired doxie had the same problem but his other teste was under his skin near his private area, so his wasnt a big deal. Atticus' is no where to be seen/felt....
 

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Did you take him for a check up? Seems like they might want to give you some antibiotics just make sure he doesn't get infected. I suspect they may want to pull those teeth to get them out of the way and give his adult teeth room to mature properly.

Like I have said before, I pulled a few of Zulee's teeth. However, it looks like he has so many coming out at the same time that you need to make a plan with the vet. (especially since it's free!)
 
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