Articles with dental disease

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 a 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…

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Is Dog Bad Breath an Emergency?

Is Dog Bad Breath an Emergency?

Bad breath in dogs is usually a reflection of the state of their mouth. Dental disease does require veterinary attention but it usually is not an emergency unless your dog is in severe pain. Is there a circumstance in which bad breath could mean you need to see a vet immediately? Conditions that can cause bad breath Let’s start with…

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Dental Health in Dogs: Talking Teeth

Dental Health in Dogs: Talking Teeth

Is your dog’s bad breath sabotaging your cuddle time? Is your kitty drooling while nibbling her kibble? If so, your four-legged family member likely has dental disease. A study of Banfield Pet Hospital’s 770-hospital network identified dental disease as the most common malady among pets. It affects 68% of cats and 78% of dogs over three years of age. What…

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Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleaning: Does It Work?

Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleaning: Does It Work?

It’s natural to have concerns about general anesthesia, whether for ourselves or for our beloved dogs. After all, no matter how young and healthy the patient, there is always some associated risk. For this reason, anesthesia-free dental cleaning for dogs has become more and more popular. And with no anesthesia, the cost of cleaning Fido’s or Fluffy’s teeth is significantly…

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