Bad breath in your dog or cat is not normal. It's a solid sign that she or he has either advanced gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease. Dental disease is the most commonly neglected chronic infection in our pets. This illness not only causes acute and persistent pain, but it also has long-term consequences for your pet's primary organ function and longevity. The mouth affects the body in the same way that the body affects the mouth.Try looking at fluttering your lips.
If you see redness in his or her gums, tartar on his or her teeth, or a bad odor, she or he requires your assistance. Have your veterinarian examine him and make a dental appointment for him. A pre-dental assessment with proper lab work, IV fluid and body warming support, vitals monitoring, dental Xrays, and comprehensive cleaning and polishing of his/her teeth are the safest and most successful dental procedures. With careful care, the hazards of anesthesia are considerably decreased, and the benefits far outweigh the risks for the vast majority of our dogs.