I went to Vegas this past weekend with my family. Kevin went as well, so we left Mika with his mom. On the drive back I was talking to him about how Mika hasn't lost any of her needle sharp puppy teeth yet. I voiced my concern about her being a late bloomer and being so tiny compared to other shibas around her age. Well after being gone for the weekend, Mika jumped all over me, I could tell she missed me. I could also tell that she was being a bit mouthier than usual. I sat down for a bit and played tug & fetch with her. That's when I noticed one of her puppy teeth on her bottom row was missing! Dead center! It was gone! I thought I was seeing things. I told Kevin and he looked at it and yup, it was gone. I also notice that her top ones are getting a bit loose now as well. Needless to say, she is in super teething mode and is mouthing at me and chewing at anything she can get her mouth on. I tried giving her a frozen washcloth, but she does not seem interested in it. Time to break out the kong and frozen yogurt again! I wish I could use peanut butter, but Mika still despises the taste of peanut butter.
Wish us luck that all of her teeth come out properly so we won't have to get them pulled.
This picture you can see that she is missing a tooth dead center!