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Gingivitis in Dogs

Gingivitis is a common dental ailment found in people and animals. In fact, gingivitis is one of the first signs of possible gum disease. If you notice that your dog is having trouble chewing or drinking then he may be having trouble with his teeth. You should give your vet a call and schedule an exam. Another sign of dental problems is bad breath that doesn’t come and go. It’s called Halitosis and it is strong and it is always present. This is a first sign of gingivitis. Gingivitis typically happens when plaque or food and debris builds up on the teeth and gums. Advanced gingivitis often includes plaque plus a calculus build up. The gums may also have irritation and inflammation and be causing your pup to have trouble chewing. Redness and inflammation can also signal possible signs if infection. Please consult with your professional vet Lakeville, MN for treatment options.

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