Friday, April 25, 2008

Dachshund Gets New Grill at the Dentist

Meet 8-month-old red smooth piebald 'Marley,' who hails from the Denver, Colorado area. Marley's lower canines were coming up into the top of his mouth creating painful sores. He could have had some teeth extracted, but in a young pup like Marley, braces are a better option. Excerpt from CBS4: "They call it an orthodontic button and it will just be cemented to his tooth," Huff said. "Then there will be a little elastic chain, kind of like a rubber band."
On small dogs, like Marley, pulling the tooth might cause damage to the entire jaw.
Marley will need about three to four weeks to straighten out the problem tooth, but he will have to wear a retainer. In the meantime, he has to take it easy on the chew toys and the games of tug-o-war.
Read all about Marley's trip to the dentist and see a video at CBS4.

2 comments:

Andra said...

How much do doggie braces cost??!!

Joey and Maggie said...

Not sure, but we're betting those braces weren't cheap! Whatever it takes for our canine friends. :)

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