German Shepherd Dog > Anyone have experience with double tooth in puppies?? (9 replies)
Anyone have experience with double tooth in puppies??
by EchoEcho on 21 March 2012 - 03:43
|So I have an eight week old puppy that has a "double tooth". Does anyone out there have any experience with this? Will the adult tooth grow in this way? It this a concern for any reason? Any info or experience with this would be appreciated.|
by Blitzen on 21 March 2012 - 03:56
|Yes, I had a litter of 11 where 3 puppies had double incisors, it's called twinning where 2 teeth erupt from the same tooth bud. The difference was the twinning happened in the permanent teeth, not the puppy teeth. I suspect the permanent teeth will not show the double tooth, but if it does happen it shouldn't cause any issues.|
I'm curious, my litter was a close breeding, is your pup tightly bred?
by EchoEcho on 21 March 2012 - 04:03
|Yes, puppy is little tight bred (IMO). Puppy has same dog on the sire's side (grandfather) as on the mother's side as the father. Hope that just made sense??|
by Ruger1 on 21 March 2012 - 04:33
|Hi,,,Here is a thread that I posted a picture of my males double tooth.,,|
by EchoEcho on 21 March 2012 - 05:06
|So Ruger1 did your dog have a double tooth for puppy teeth as well?|
by Rik on 21 March 2012 - 05:12
|yes I do have experience, and do not worry about it at this stage.|
by Ruger1 on 21 March 2012 - 05:28
|Echo, Yes, he did..When his adult tooth came in the only difference between it and his baby tooth was the yellowish discoloration.|
by EchoEcho on 21 March 2012 - 16:51
|Thanks Ruger1, this was the information I was looking for!! What did your vet (or knowledgable source) say about the tooth? Is it more likely to break or chip?|
Rik, have you seen puppy teeth that are double like this and then they grow in normal?
by EchoEcho on 27 June 2012 - 15:18
|Wanted to update this thread incase anyone else out there had a similar issue. The baby tooth pictured fell out like normal and two normal teeth grew in the place of the double tooth. She now has a completely normal set of teeth.|
by DebiSue on 29 June 2012 - 02:09
|Thanks for the update. So many times we hear things then wonder what ever came of it. Good news too.|