Dental disease

Oral Ulcer in a Dog: Penny’s Foul Breath (Halitosis)

Oral Ulcer in a Dog: Penny’s Foul Breath (Halitosis)

Dental issues are the most common cause of bad breath in dogs. But what if there is something else going on? Potential causes of bad breath in dogs include: gum or periodontal disease tooth abscess foreign bodies systemic issues such as GI, metabolic, respiratory or autoimmune disease poisoning In any case, foul breath alerts you to a problem that can…

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Bad Breath in Dogs: When Bad Breath Can Kill!

Bad Breath in Dogs: When Bad Breath Can Kill!

Fortunately, lately, there is an increased awareness of the importance of taking care of our dog’s teeth. I will not get into a controversial debate on raw versus commercial food here, nor am I going to try to settle what is the best way to keep your dog’s teeth healthy. Let’s leave that for another time. I’m trying to get…

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Swelling under a Dog Eye: Holly’s Strange Bump

Swelling under a Dog Eye: Holly’s Strange Bump

What do you think is the most common cause of facial swelling in dogs? What if it is asymmetrical in the form of a bump? If you suspect an insect sting, spider, or snake bite, you could be right; such things do happen. Speed of onset might help narrow things down. A swelling for one of these reasons may or…

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