It can never be stressed enough the importance of oral hygiene for dogs. Without proper care of that glorious mouth, a dog can have problems with bleeding gums, inflammation, redness, black tongue and oral diseases. The best way to prevent most oral problems and provide good oral hygiene begins with brushing the teeth. You can contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home for tips, instruction and advice on how to properly brush your dog’s teeth.
With brushing the teeth, tartar and plaque builds up on the teeth and gums and can lead to oral conditions such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. Unattended teeth will begin to bleed during chewing, become inflamed and red, which is indicative of Gingivitis, not to mention a strong odor of halitosis. Periodontal disease affects the deeper structures of the gums that support the teeth and can lead to discoloration and black tongue. Some dogs naturally have a black tongue like the Chow but if your dog’s tongue is supposed to be pink and it gets discolored, veterinary care is necessary because of possible ulcerations, a lack of niacin, dental or oral issues.
Aside from Gingivitis and other oral conditions, inflamed, red and bleeding gums could be the result of other medical problems such as hypothermia and low blood pressure. However, the gingivitis can lead to these problems because of a lack in proper brushing and maintenance of the teeth. Most problems result from bacteria growth in the mouth and disregarding the simple task of brushing your dog’s teeth can accelerate into fatal medical issues and poor dental hygiene.
Bleeding gums, inflammation, loose teeth, discoloration of the tongue, halitosis and all the other symptoms of poor oral hygiene can be prevented by a regular routine of brushing your dog’s teeth. As a result, you are stimulating healthy gums, removing plaque and warding of tartar which all lead to gum disease. In between regular brushing, provide your dog dental chews and bones to keep the teeth and gums healthy. Such efforts are the best preventatives of canine dental disease and poor oral health.
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If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at – Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – Petco or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 – Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 – 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 – CVS Pharmacy
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