Q & A — Puppy and Adult Teeth

My dog’s adult teeth are growing in before her baby one come out. Is this common? My other two dogs never had this issue. She goes in next month to get fixed. I assume they’ll take care of it then?

Yes, retained baby teeth are common in chihuahuas. You can ask your veterinarian to pull them when she’s under for the spay or you can wait until she’s a year or so to see if they come out on their own. If they aren’t pulled or fall out by the time she’s a year or year and a half, definitely talk to your veterinarian because it can cause plaque to build up and then tooth decay starts.