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History and Physical Examination Findings

A 7-month-old 2.72-kg (6-lb) sexually intact female Chihuahua was referred to a veterinary dental practice because of multiple persistent deciduous teeth and missing teeth. The referring veterinarian had noted the problem 1 month earlier during a routine presurgical examination for a scheduled ovariohysterectomy. The owner had not noticed any oral problems and stated that the dog had reached normal developmental milestones. There were no current medical concerns, and the dog was up-to-date for vaccinations and parasite prevention. The owner had not performed any oral care at home. At the referral visit, the dog was found

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Address correspondence to Dr. MacKenzie (dental@woodlandsvet.com).