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I gave my lab who is 9yrs, ,,,like I have always done bought

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I gave my lab who is 9yrs, ,,,like I have always done bought her a bone from th meet place,,,,this one had a not on it,,,,that all they had,,,,so I got it,,,,,I'll normally let her have a bone for abut 15min every other day,,,she has lost three teeth on one Side n two on the other,broken off two n one little one on the front, ,,,fir she is my best friend,,,,she dose not appear to be in pain,,,,I am on disability !!! Ptsd,lupus fiber n chronic pain,,,pepper has truly been through my he'll n back,,,,I truly can't loose the bestest friend o have ever had,,,,I have no money,,,,please, help me with some good advice ūüėě
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 2 years ago.
Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 15 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.I would like to clarify based on your story, she usually does well with these bones, but this time she has broken a few teeth? Or did she have a few broken teeth in the past? Is she having other symptoms of illness?If the only issue is that she has broken a few teeth, then on the positive side, the is not immediately life threatening. On the negative side, over time you are probably going to need to work with your vet to address these broken teeth. Broken teeth tend to die and then become infected (this process may take 6 months to several years) and once infected they are painful. If a tooth is severely broken, I would probably consider having this tooth extracted, but if she is not painful from this right now, it is something you can discuss with your vet doing at some point in the future (get an estimate and start a savings fund for this). If she is very painful, then you may have to get this done sooner.In the shorter term, I recommend no more bones for her. WE do not want to damage any further teeth. Instead try softer dental chewables such as rawhides (the single strip) or greenies-type chews.
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