It’s fall again, and it’s also the time of year when all sorts of health problems break out in dogs, as the weather changes in the fall and you can easily get sick if you’re not careful. The most important of all dog problems is the dog’s mouth, and dog oral care is a big deal.

Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

[Dog Oral Health]

Dental caries:

Dogs are mute animals, so they don’t talk to people when they have a toothache, they just get irritable, anorexic, etc. And tooth decay is also the most challenging dog dental problem for owners to detect. So, with summer coming, dogs especially need to add foods that can chelate or break down the calcium and magnesium ions on their teeth that tend to cause inflammation.

Ulcerative stomatitis:

An inflammatory process in which the gingival and buccal mucosa is necrotic and ulcerated, shows a tendency to spread, but does not form a pseudomembrane. Around the incisors, around the necks of the canine teeth, mainly in the gaps, the gums are dark red or even blue-red swollen, painful, and bleed easily, turning yellow or yellow-green paste-like greasy after 1-2 days.

The necrotic tissue falls off and produces ulcers that gradually fuse to form an ulcerated surface. The neck of the tooth is exposed and the tooth is loose. The mouth smells foul, salivates, and excretes foul-smelling tissue fragments and blood. The sick dog is accompanied by systemic symptoms such as fever.

Fungal stomatitis:

The oral mucosa forms soft, grayish-white, slightly elevated patches covered with a white pseudomembrane, which falls off and leaves an ulcerated surface. The sick dog has a decreased appetite and salivation. Systemic symptoms appear, such as fever.

[Editor’s Note]

It is not difficult to see what is wrong with your dog’s mouth. You will notice that he is not interested in more complex foods and is choosing to eat softer foods.

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