We rescued a teacup yorkie about a week ago and she is assumed to be about 6 years old. They previous owners kept her locked up in a small cage for about 12 hours a day. Well we noticed that her breath is TERRIBLE and she doesn't chew her food she just swallows it. She won't let me near her mouth. We are planning a vet visit the next pay check. But till then I don't know what to do. I was able to hold her down and look at her teeth, she has about 10 teeth all together. They are yellow brown and black and about to all fall out.
I don't know what to do for her in the mean time, and i don't understand how a dog can get like this!!
Please help, any advise would be appriciated!
We WILL be taking her to the vet, most likely next week.
Answer by matobe at 5:54 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by Mommy2justone at 7:09 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Answer by ecodani at 10:22 AM on Apr. 3, 2010
Answer by newmomma14 at 1:11 PM on Apr. 3, 2010
Answer by Carajust at 1:23 PM on Apr. 3, 2010
Answer by BridgetC140 at 1:54 PM on Apr. 3, 2010
After the vet cleans/pulls the teeth, you can try to brush her remaining teeth (if she'll let you) or you can try something like PetzLife. I also agree with feeding her canned food or softened kibble.
Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 9:37 AM on Apr. 5, 2010
Answer by Mommy2justone at 4:58 PM on Apr. 5, 2010
Answer by ddsunshine at 1:25 PM on Apr. 6, 2010