Every dog has its own way to express their love. Most of them show their love with a wagging tail or by licking the face. We feel good when they lick our face but if their mouth smells, it will leave a bad odor. Is it an indication of dog mouth disease? Yes, Sometimes a dog’s bad breath can be an indicator of some serious dental problems or diseases.
It’s been usually seen that most of the dog parents don’t commonly inspect their dog’s mouth on a regular basis. However, it could be a matter of concern if it is left untreated for a long time. It can cause other health issues in your dog that might affect their heart, lungs, liver, brain etc.
Here are 3 most common dental health problem in dogs:
Gingivitis disease is an inflammation, irritation and bleeding of the gums that develops from the buildup of bacteria between the teeth and gums.
Signs of Gingivitis
- Bad breath
- Appearance of red and swollen gums
- Bleeding for gums
Periodontitis disease occurs as a result of untreated gingivitis. It happens when plaque builds up on a dog’s teeth which then turns into tarter. It’s a disease of the oral cavity that attacks the gums, bone and delicate tissues surrounding the teeth creating pain.
Signs of Periodontitis
- Blood spot left on play toys
- Brownish tarter build up on teeth
- Inflamed and sore looking gums
- Dropping food from the mouth even though your dog has an appetite.
Read Also: How to Remove Tartar From Your Dog’s Mouth
Mouth tumors is also known as oral tumors. It appear as small to large lumps in the gums near teeth or on the inner jawbone area. Some of mouth tumors are benign and removed for better comfort, while some are malignant and require immediate surgically removed.
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Reference: One Green Planet
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