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Hi there! I'm worried about his teeth. There is tartar build up on the main canine teeth and his gums are slightly black around the tooth line. (I'm not sure if they were colored before as I adopted him later in his life) Any advice?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

Nope! He's been perfectly healthy as far as I'm concerned

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Linda, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I an help with your question today.

I actually do not see anything that concerns me with that tooth. The gums look normal & the small amount of tarter will not cause any problems.

I would start using a good dog dental chewy such as Greenies, Oravet, or C.E.T dog dental products that contain substances to reduce plaque on the teeth which will prevent the buildup of tarter. Your dog may need a cleaning in the future, but from my perspective, not for at least a couple of years.

I hope this makes sense & you find the information useful. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Thank you.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Linda, Dog Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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