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10 Most Common Health Concerns In Small Breed Dogs

#2 – Dental Disease

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Because many toy breed dogs have smaller, shorter skulls, they don’t have as much room for the normal amount of teeth dogs have. Instead of having less teeth, however, they have all 42 teeth stuffed into their tiny mouths. This leads to the teeth being very crooked and on top of each other, making the risk for dental disease higher. This is because plaque and tartar develops and stays stuck in the extra crevices that large breed dogs don’t have. 

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