My former boss actually came to my house and helped extract some retained canines on a couple of young dogs that I had. Of course this was a much simpler procedure than the one your dog needs.
Several years ago, I had a young dog that rolled and broke a k9 tooth. The vet pulled it, I don't think she ever missed it.
I also had a weimaraner that bit into an electrical cord, she had 3 teeth die. We had to have the vet pull they, he told us she would get along fine with out them. She act fine.
Good luck David Wolfe
My 9 year old Golden chipped one of her canine teeth when she was about 1 1/2 years old. We went to the University close by that specializes in animal care to have her looked at. She ended up going back 3 times in the process, once for a cleaning, once for a fitting and finally for the root canal and installation of the titanium tooth. It was a little pricey, but with her being young I figured it would be worth it. She has not had a problem with it since. Good luck and I hope your dog recovers quick with no problems.
I do not know how close they are to you but this is one option
If anyone is curious, you can find veterinary dentists listed by state here:
I feel better prepared, there is a doggie dentist not far from where I live!
Fingers crossed that today's surgery goes well.
Pulled remains of four incisors, some root canals, one implant and three pulp caps later.....
Around seven and a half hours total including the initial consultation and all the x-rays. He really took a long time to recover from being under. Today, he is back to normal. No birds or bumpers for a month though!
Thank you all for the phone calls, texts, email, pm's and replies.
Glad everything worked out for you guys
tim did you start the retriever club in state college? if so advise me you email and i will contact you. tks
I would love to see some pics of the new metal work...and an update...