I noticed last year that my 5 year old weim Zoey had chipped part of her lower right canine tooth...it was a small piece that was missing, no pulp was exposed, vet wasn't concerned, and I wasn't concerned. The other week I noticed that more of it was chipped, a full 1/3 is now missing, and it is clear that part of the pulp cavity has turned necrotic. Also, the tip of the upper right canine is missing and the pulp is exposed there. My primary vet didn't seem too concerned about this latest news. Dogs chip teeth all the time. SHe said too keep an eye on it, and if it starts bothering her we may have to pull one or both, but she did say I have options to treat these NOW. These options are largely cosmetic, and basically include drilling out the necrotic portions of the pulp cavity and filling them. I took her to a a vet who does doggie dentistry, and recieved a qoute of around $1200.00 for this. He also made it clear that in the case of the lower canine, he may get in there and find that root canal needs to be performed...($$$$). IF that were to be the case I would just opt to have the tooth pulled. I feel terrible about this, I love my dog, and hate to see her lose teeth at such a young age (5 years old). I have the money to do this, but am hesitant to for the following reasons: 1) Not a fan of putting my dog under anaesthea 2) Its largely a cosmetic procedure, not life or death situation 3) no guarantees...vet could get in there and find the tooth is too far gone, or he could fix them and she could end up breaking them again next year. need advice MR people.