Teeth

 

Dental

                                

The German Pinscher has 28 baby or deciduous teeth and 42 adult teeth. Normal or dog_teethsm correct bite, is a scissors bite, as dog shown.

All dog breeds are susceptible to periodontal and dental problems, and German Pinschers are no exception. Periodontal diseases in dogs have been linked to systemic diseases and premature births. To promote dental and periodontal heath, have your dog's teeth routinely checked by your veterinarian, and brush your dog's teeth with toothpaste designed for dogs. Do not use baking soda or human toothpaste. Ask your vet about products that can be added to drinking water to discourage plaque growth. Provide safe chew products. Routinely inspect toys for damage.

Retained Puppy Canine (deciduous) teeth is a COMMON, if not universal, problem in the German Pinscher puppy. Most often the baby canine teeth will not fall out when the adult tooth comes in. This leads to many problems, including mal-occlusions, excessive tarter build up and decay, and soft tissue damage of the gums. Weekly monitoring of the puppy mouth, and removal of retained puppy teeth by your vet is a priority.                                  

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Pictured is retained upper canine at 13 months with excessive tarter, and gum disease beginning