• Chihuahua Dental Problems: Why Do Chihuahuas Have Such Bad Teeth?

    28 days ago - By Bark Post

    Chihuahua dental problems are more prevalent than in larger breeds-they really draw the short end of the stick when it comes to dental health.
    But what makes Chihuahuas prone to bad teeth and periodontal disease ?
    Why Are Chihuahua Dental Problems So Common?
    Studies show that periodontal disease (infection and inflammation of the gums leading to tooth decay) increases as breed size decreases 1. Toy breeds like Chihuahuas have a higher incidence of dental issues due to a few key traits:
    Greater tendency towards: Retained puppy teeth Impacted teeth (adult teeth fail to erupt and form a cyst...
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