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    Default Poor Po has a fractured tooth

    Napoleon's had odd-smelling breath for a little while now, and I was snuggling with him and checking out his teeth Saturday when I noticed one was cracked! He has terrible teeth to begin with, yellowed and stained from all the antibiotics he was on long-term as a puppy. So we saw Dr. Huskey today and she told him how beautiful and great he looked, but that he does indeed have what's called a slab fracture. The tooth has to come out, and in the meantime he is on 2 pills (antibiotics) twice a day which he is not a happy camper about! He's already up to his old tricks of spitting the pills out no matter what. He will be going in for the extraction next Tuesday, the 9th. I am sure everything will be fine but it will still be hard!

    I don't know what could have caused this but he always chews on this hard grenade toy we have as well as nylabones. Of course he eats bones in his diet, but I always take care to feed very meaty, edible bones - ones that aren't bare and so ones that have less risk of tooth breakage. I think he could have broken it on a number of things but I think more than anything the poor quality of his teeth contributed to this, so what can I do about it?? Poor Po! At least I found it early and it doesn't seem to be bothering him yet.

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    Poor Po! I've had a couple of dogs that fractured teeth. Sometimes they removed them and sometimes they were okay. I agree that his teeth are probably just not that good and there's not much you can do about it. You have him on a excellent diet and are doing everything you can, but sometimes you just can't fight genetics.

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    Oh, poor Po! In this case if you pick up a bag of frozen medallions, you can just use 1/4 of one to get his pill in. They are awesome for hiding them.

    for Po!

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    Lots of tooth for Po!
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    Poor guy!!! Sorry little man! I know broken teeth are no fun at all!
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    Adding my tooth ! I've had tons of dental work - it's never fun. Or cheap!

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    Oh Po- Nana feels your pain. Her bit a butterscotch and broke a tooth :( Dumb ole teeffies need to be stronger!!! Here's hopin dat you are a ok with the tooth pullin..
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    I'm sorry :(. I agree, his teeth are probably going to be prone to breakage due to his illness and meds while his teeth were still developing. It's a hard situation because you can't really stop a dog from chewing, and it keeps the teeth clean... but I doubt you will be able to convince him not to chomp so hard

    sending rayz , sounds like you caught it very early in the process - good for you for being vigilant!
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    Poor Po!!! Broken toofies are NEVER fun!! Alex broke a few of hers chewing incessantly on her nylabone when she was younger...they had to be taken out, and now she has gaps in her mouth where treat bitties get caught between her cheek and her gums. Then Mom has to squish it through the gap so she can eat it! Tons of toofie for him!
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    Sending tooth for Po.
    They may be small, but you should see their hearts. Shelter/Rescue dogs aren't broken. They've simply experienced more life than other dogs. If they were human we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write. The ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Do not pity a shelter/rescue dog. Adopt one. And be proud to have their greatness on your side. Anon

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