Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dog's Teeth are Falling Out?

4 of my dog's teeth have fallen out, and I have just noticed it. Also, her breath is Horrible, like ROTTEN! What could be a cause of this? I have a Vet appt. Tomorrow, but want some type of idea.

Dog's Teeth are Falling Out?
Rotten teeth will make the breath horrible. She will undoubtly need to have her teeth cleaned, but that will have to be done under anesthesia.

She may have infections because of decaying teeth and or abcesses.

Good dental hygiene is important not only for their mouths but mouth infections can cause other things like heart and kidney problems.
Reply:How old is the dog? Has it ever had a dental cleaning?

Her dog food is rotting her teeth. Bad breath is a sure sign of periodontal disease.

Dogs are carnivores and should be fed a species-appropriate diet. I have been feeding my dogs what they would be eating in the wild, and I have a 12 year old German Shepherd Dog with all of his teeth, and they are clean. His breath is wonderful.
Reply:Your dog probably has an oral diease of some kind. You need to speak with your vet and see if you can afford dental work for your dog. Please visit this link for more information (from my vet). Good Luck.
Reply:Just like people, dogs get dental diseases from dirty teeth. Your vet will probably recommend a cleaning and maybe some extractions.

Failure to maintain a dog's dental health can lead to other problems, like heart disease.
Reply:If your dog has never had a dental cleaning, this may be the cause. Dogs need yearly teeth cleanings, just like people. If you feed her soft food, this is probably contributing. Hard food is designed to help clean her teeth. Do you ever give her bones, rawhide, or dental treats? Any chewing action (especially on toys designed to clean teeth) will help keep her teeth clean. And finally, do you brush your dog's teeth? Most dogs can learn to tolerate teeth brushings; they have specially flavored doggie toothpaste that's non foaming and non irritating.

Hope this helps...

Although dogs do not generally have cavities in their teeth, Boomer can develop tooth problems if his diet includes soft foods that can leave debris in gum pockets at the base of the teeth. The debris leads to infections, which soften the gums and cause them to recede. Such infections cause foul breath odor, which should be a clue to visit the veterinarian. If let go, this disease can lead to tooth loss.

Tartar, a precipitate of calcium salts, builds up on teeth in hard water areas. Tartar can build up and lead to increased gum disease and, ultimately, to tooth loss.

Tartar buildup increases with age. It can be removed from teeth by rubbing with a solution of three percent hydrogen peroxide or a weak one-percent solution of hydrochloric acid. Advanced tartar buildup may require sedation of the dog and scraping with dental instruments.

Pet owners can prevent or alleviate gum decay by feeding kibbled foods and hard biscuits to scrub the teeth, by keeping soft foods that can leave debris to a minimum, by providing hard rubber or nylon toys for chewing, and by brushing Boomer's teeth a couple of times each week. When brushing teeth, use baking soda or a special toothpaste formulated for dogs, not toothpaste for humans..
Reply:If she is old, her teeth will naturally start ot fall out and the rotting smell probably has to do with the major tooth decay that is happening inside her mouth. If she is not that old, very, very foul breath can be attributed more serious diseases so its good you have a vet appt.
Reply:Your dog has periodontal disease. His gums are infected and is causing bone and tooth loss The foul smell is from infection. Your veterinarian can clean his teeth and treat the infection.

You didn't say what kind of dog you have but some breeds are more prone to dental problems.

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