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Gingivitis in Dogs
What is gingivitis in dogs?
Gingivitis is known as a dental disease that is often caused when bacteria is accumulated between a dogs teeth and gums, this may often result in irritation, swelling and even
. In dogs gingivitis often is seen as a rough dental calculus that building up abnormally around the dog’s gum line. Often, this disease may cause small pockets that attract
What are some gingivitis symptoms?
In the case a dog has just developed gingivitis, there may not be many signs of this disease, and however there may be some sort of swelling on the gums. As gingivitis becomes worse, the symptoms may also become worse. Some symptoms of gingivitis in dogs may often include but are not limited to:
• The dog having bad breath
• Swollen gum or even
• Gums that bleed
• Ulcerated gums
• Trouble chewing
• Excessive saliva
When a dog is diagnosed with gingivitis it is recommended that the dog be seen by a vet for proper treatment. Many questions may begin to arise in a case of gingivitis such as the symptoms, causes, treatments, signs, and surgery. For more information pertaining to gingivitis in dogs, read below where Experts have answered many commonly asked questions.
What can be done to help treat gingivitis when antibiotics did not help?
However, in some situations, there may be many different solutions that may help a dog with gingivitis. Since gingivitis is caused from plaque and bacteria that lives below the dog’s gum lime, often vets are more prone to help treat this as well as prevent it. Some recommendation may be to give the dog Hill’s Prescription
T/D in order to clean the dog’s teeth. Also, if the dog will allow this, the individual may need to keep in mind how important it is to practice good dental hygiene by brushing the dog’s teeth daily. Individuals may often use Logic Oral Hygiene Gel in order to brush the dog’s teeth.
Is there an over the counter medication that can help with gingivitis in dogs?
In some cases, individual may often purchase an over the counter anti-inflammatory pain medication such as Aspirin. This medication can be given to the dog of ½ tablets once a day. In the case, the individual can be seen by a vet, a vet may prescribe an antibiotic that may also help with dental care.
What is an effective treatment for gingivitis is dogs when surgery is not an option?
It is known in order to help treat gingivitis it is best to clean the dog’s teeth, and remove any form on infected teeth, and place the dog on a good antibiotic therapy. However, if these solutions are not available, an individual may just use an antibiotic in the case the gums become swollen as well as giving a dog dental chews.
Gingivitis is a common
that is often seen in many dogs that do not have good dental care. However, individuals may need to keep in mind how important it is to keep up on dental care, because once a dog begins to develop gingivitis it may be hard to treat, as well as may cause many other problems for the dog. For more information regarding the causes and treatments for gingivitis is dogs, individuals may contact an Expert.
Recent Gingivitis Questions
Good evening, I am checking out this product that's online
Hi good evening, I am checking out this product that's online that is supposedly is approved by veterinarians. The product is a spray that you spray into your dogs mouth to help with plaque so that it protects your dog from getting gum disease. The product is called TruDog. My question is they show what is in the product and one of the items is Grape Seed Extract
Helps prevent dental plaque
Helps mitigate oral and gum diseases
Contains potent antioxidant properties and i was checking out what are bad toxins for dogs and one they say not to give your dog is grapes or rasion. I called the company and asked them about this but there are not open until 8 am to 5 pm my time. the other things in it are, Grapefruit Seed Extract
High in vitamin C, E and bioflavonoid
Excellent at alkalizing body fluids
Reduces periodontal inflammation
Detoxifies, enhances and supports immune function Peppermint Oil
Very potent antiseptic properties
Helps to battle bad breath bacteria
Contains Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A Rosemary Oil
Natural astringent and anti-bacterial properties
Helps to prevent plaque from adhering
Natural enzyme helps to fight bad breathThyme Oil
Natural antimicrobial property
Helps to control the pathogenic organisms responsible for tooth decay, gingivitis, and bad breathNeem Oil
Help prevent bacteria from adhering to teeth (prevents plaque)
Helps prevent and reverse gum disease
Natural breath freshener with antibacterial properties.
Safe and 100% All Natural!
Controls Unwanted Tartar!
Freshens Bad Breath!
Gets Gums Healthy!
Boost Immune System!
Veterinarian Approved Formula!
..And So Much More!
With TruDog's® 'Spray Me' you can be assured knowing that this is a Veterinarian Approved product.
Spray Me' is a 4 in 1 natural solution to maintaining healthy teeth and gums for your pets.
This easy to use spray uses all natural ingredients and is safe to use on both cats and dogs!
So please could you tell me what you think about the grape Seed Extract that is in it. thank you. Sorry for all this information but i wanted to make sure about this before i use it on my 5 1/2 pound dog.
My 4.5 year old leonberger recently died. He panted heavily
My 4.5 year old leonberger recently died. He panted heavily for 6 hours, stood on the bed (not wanting to move), would lay down for a minute but stand back up, stretched occasionally from his back to his head. He acted like he may have had a headache. He would not eat anything during this time. He had the same symptoms 2 weeks earlier and the vet was unsure as to what was wrong. All blood tests were run and his heart was strong. I thought of an aneurism, but where he had same symptoms previously, I expect that would not have been the cause of death. Any ideas?
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