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Another fun, adorable visit with Thelma Lou. Pics to come, BUT.....
When we got there the breeder wanted to talk with me. The puppies went to the vet yesterday and they found out that Thelma Lou has split canines. Both of her lower canines are split from about halfway down up to the top. I've never noticed it, but its definitely obvious when you look closely. What does that mean? The breeder and apparently the vet were unsure. She is the only one in the litter with the problem. It could mean that those baby teeth just formed weird, or it could mean that when her adult canines grow in there will be two on each side and she will have to have them extracted.
Here are my options: get our deposit back and find another puppy (very nice of them to offer, I thought), take one of the two puppies left (both male), or get approx a 15% discount on Thelma Lou.
I suppose we will call some vets and see what the range of costs is for tooth extraction. Obviously we don't plan on showing her or breeding her-she's just a family pet, so it's not a cosmetic thing. Ugh. Maybe I will ask on the main forum.
L, wife of a soldier, mom to 4 humans, 2 felines, and 1 adorable puppy