<span style="font-family: 'Comic Sans MS'"> </span> I'm so sorry this is happening to your little girl. One of my rescues came to me with major dental problems. She had one abcessed tooth pulled before I got her - the day after I picked her up at the airport in Spokane, she saw MY vet and he did an emergency dental on her right then. She had to have 7 abcessed and/or broken teeth removed <span style="text-decoration: underline">that day</span>. He also removed a dime sized chunk of dead black bone from her jaw. Since then she's had dental surgery twice - and has few teeth left - but it does NOT stop her from eating like a BEAGLE. My dogs all get very good quality food - and good care - she came from a large kennel of show beagles - and I think perhaps they didn't feed their dogs very good quality foods or pay much attention to their dogs unless they were being shown. She is a tiny little girl, but is extremely food aggressive. In all the years (and with all the dogs I have), I've never had one of MY dogs have this kind of problem - my keeshond was 14 years old before she had A TOOTH pulled. And only Lottie (out of my 11 dogs) has had to have any teeth pulled. Princess is 9, Chloe and Romeo are 8, Saddie is 7, JoJo is 5, the boys, Joe and Jack will be 4 in September, Bella is 3 and Angel is 2. Lottie was 3 when she came to me and already had major problems.
Lottie is able to eat anything that doesn't eat her first
- even with few teeth left. I DO soak her regular kibble - but she manages to gobble if even if it isn't soaked. I also give her yogurt for extra calcium and protein. Baby food is a good idea. I also gave Lottie a lot of yogurt and cottage cheese until she was able to eat the kibble. It apparently bothers ME much more than it bothers HER.
My mom's little poodle lost all his teeth - but he was 19 years old - and his teeth were bad when she adopted him when he was 5! They were so bad they poisoned his system and caused many other problems.
You'd be amazed what she will be able to eat with few or no teeth. The only thing you will probably notice is that with NO teeth, her tongue will hang out - as there will be nothing there to hold it in. At least Lottie does have her canine teeth so her tongue doesn't hang out.