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Thank you for offering this service! Basically, my question

Greetings! ...and thank you for offering this service!Basically, my question is this...Can a tooth infection or periodontal disease or gingivitis are seizures in a dog?Backstory...I have a Dalmatian that turned 12 in October 2016. Every year I schedule her check up around her birthday, and during her last check up in October her blood work came back absolutely normal which my veterinarian remarked about considering her age. She also had to be sedated to have her x-rayed to monitor her arthritis in her lower back where her vertebrae meet the pelvis. While she was under sedation I had them clean her teeth because her breath was absolutely Rancid. Her breath odor immediately improved after that, but shortly after the first of the year the bad breath returned and she started having seizures. My veterinarian put her on phenobarbital and after a week to 10 days the seizures stopped. (at least none have been observed since then) Her breath is again rancid smelling and very acrid. She has also started do bleed from our gums and have excessive drooling. My veterinarian suggested to brush your teeth hand I have been brushing her teeth with baking soda dissolved in water and with a little hydrogen peroxide, but after a day the odor returns. I took her in again for another exam and my veterinarian saw some inflammation on her gums and on her upper palate back towards her throat. I am wondering if her seizures could be caused by an infection in her mouth... or if the issues with her mouth is a secondary issue completely unrelated. I plan on taking her to CSU veterinary school in Fort Collins Colorado as soon as I get my tax return to see what they can determine. My vet suggested I take her there to possibly get a CAT scan or an MRI of her brain because he suspected a tumor was causing the seizures. I'm sad to say the cost of that is cost-prohibitive but I want them to address the issue of her bleeding gums and bad breath and hopefully we can at least get that problem taken care of. I am probably grasping at straws but could there be any correlation or causation from her mouth problems and her seizures?Regards,Mike Stone

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Dr. Altman

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Our cocker spaniel. Roxy, who is now almost 13 yrs old,

Hi,Our cocker spaniel. Roxy, who is now almost 13 yrs old, developed glaucoma about 5 yrs ago in her left eye. She now has a prosthetic for the left eye. We have been extremely fortunate in that her right eye has not been affected. Since the surgery she gets Timolol in her good eye 2x per day, Optimmune and Flurbiprofen in her bad eye. She also takes 1 Ocu-Glo vitamin once a day. She also takes thyroid medication, Thyro-Tabs and blood pressure, Enalapril. Our vet recently discovered, along with a good amount of plaque, that she has a broken tooth on the right side. He wants to put her under to do a dental cleaning and remove the broken tooth. My question - is there any possible danger or risk to her good eye in getting this dental procedure.Thank you for your time!Helen McRae

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Dr. Bruce

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I have a 9 year old Morkie who has lost two front teeth in

Hi, I have a 9 year old Morkie who has lost two front teeth in the last couple of weeks. the back teeth and molars seem to be strong and her breath is not awful. Otherwise pretty healthy.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: IsabelleJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Isabelle?Customer: Nope, she is fiesty and active and a great eater. Plays well with the other dog in the house, sleeps a lot lol

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Scott Perry

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My dog just had his teeth cleaned today and I was told his

My dog just had his teeth cleaned today and I was told his lower incisors are loose. He is 6 years old. I was not given a reason for the loose teeth. He has teeth cleaned every year and does not have bad breath and does not have pain with eating or chewing.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about just?Customer: The dog has always been healthy and has no other health problems

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Dr. Bruce

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Help! My dog just whacked his face against the door jam and

Help! My dog just whacked his face against the door jam and knocked a tooth out! He is bleeding profusely from the mouth in drops. Is there anything I can do to slow the bleeding???

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Pet Doc

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Red inflamed gums. my 12 yr old pug has recently had her

red inflamed gums. my 12 yr old pug has recently had her teeth cleaned, xrays, blood work to rule out kidney issues and has been on 3 rounds of antibiotics. My pug continues to appear in discomfort in her gums/mouth area when off antibiotics. i have taken her back in 3 times, they have done more xrays, gone back in a checked for absess and only see gum disease and possibly some pockets but are unsure of the continued halitosis, irritation and pain my dog is in.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the pug's name?Customer: brittney spearsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about brittney?Customer: no. all blood work has come back great. no elevated signs to show kidney issues.,

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My boxer just started showing red bumps that are actually

My boxer just started showing red bumps that are actually bleeding on his lower left lip. The right side is normal there are bumps there also but they are black and small. These are getting bigger and are blood red and bleeding. What should I do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: No otherwise very healthy. She will allow me to blot to remove blood do they aren't too tender as if now.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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She is an 11 year old Lab with swollen glads at her jaw and

she is an 11 year old Lab with swollen glads at her jaw and her mamry glandsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: ScarlettJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Scarlett?Customer: She also had fatty tumors. one large one on her stomach and smaller ones randomly places. She also has what appears to be a knot under her right front leg and her back right leg

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Dr. B.

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We took our 6 year old dog in for a non anesthia teeth

We took our 6 year old dog in for a non anesthia teeth cleaning today. We were told 5 teeth were loose, so extraction was recommended. We are concerned about the number, the cause-particularly because he is a relatively younger dog. What could be the cause of loose teeth? Is extraction of that many teeth a real consideration?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: I wrote my question above-should I cut and paste it?JA: Is the dog bleeding a lot?Customer: No bleeding. No indication of gingivitis noted on the exam. It was loose teeth (according to the chart) lingual 12, 11, 11, 21 and 2MJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: He seems healthy. We actually just got his teeth cleaned because we did our other dog at the same time. His teeth seemed relatively clean, but we thought a cleaning could not hurt. He does like to chew which seems to keep his teeth pretty clean overall

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