According to statistics, over 85% of dogs suffer from gingivitis problems during their lifes.
Periodontal disease comes from dental plaque. It begins with inflammation of the gums and progresses to the area around the teeth (periodontal) provoking the retraction of the gums. The bacteria can colonize the alveolar bone and cause the periodontal disease. If your pet has the following symptoms, you should suspect a buccal pathology:
- Halitosis (Bad breath)
- Presence of brown deposits on the teeth, especially at the junction between teeth and gums
- Bleeding of the gums
- Decrease of food consumption: your pet goes with enthousiasm to its bowl, but only ingests soft foods and rejects dry food
- Inflammation, or even appearance of a fistula in the maxilla, just below the eye
- It scratches his face with its forelegs
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