Mouth and Teeth
Retained Deciduous Teeth Retained "baby" teeth can cause permanent damage to the mouth
and jaw. Teeth should be monitored every other day from 12 to 24 weeks of age when
permanent teeth should be coming in. AKC rules indicate that orthodontic procedures
should not be performed on show dogs, but removing "baby" teeth is permissible.
Cornell Animal Health Newsletter, 1/1994, page 6,
"Retained deciduous teeth: don't wait for the fall."
Malocclusion Of Teeth
Canine News, 12/1993, page 7, "Bad Teeth and Heart Problems."
MCOA Journal, 1995 #2, page 27, "Preventive Dental Care For Your Pet."