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Donna Zalenchak
12-07-2006, 06:32 PM
Hello and thanks for the invite to join and gather knowledge.

I currently have a dog face puffer with out of control teeth. I have tried several hard shells for him to eat and break his teeth - nothing works.

Any ideas how to safely trim a puffers teeth?


12-07-2006, 07:33 PM
Which kinds of shells have you tried?

12-08-2006, 07:23 AM
The little I have been able to pick up from checking out pufferresources.net and thepufferforum.com you need to anesthetize with a product such as clove oil...carefully, so that you can do the dental work. I don't know what tools they use, how short you should go or what the dose is on clove oil to not kill them so you might want to check with more puffer lovers. As I understand it, once they get overgrown it may be necessary no matter how much you give them crunchies to file the teeth.