Avoid inflammation of the gums in dogs
With the right and professional dental care, gum inflammation can also be avoided in dogs. As with humans, gingivitis is a very painful affair for your dog. However, if the disease is recognized early and you can act quickly, the painful inflammation in the mouth can be stopped and completely cured. Today we will tell you how you can actively counteract gingivitis and how you can prevent it in the long term.
How do you recognize gum inflammation in dogs?
Inflammation of the gums in dogs is often difficult to detect in its early stages. Unfortunately, initially there are no visible signs. Only strong bad breath can indicate the onset of inflammation. If the gingivitis goes unnoticed for a long time, the symptoms can worsen. In this case, your dog's behavior is indicative of the gingivitis.
While in the initial stage only bad breath can be named as an indication of gum inflammation, symptoms such as scratching the mouth, scrubbing, red and swollen gums, one-sided chewing, bloody or even purulent saliva, exposed tooth necks up to complete refusal to feed appear with increasing severity.
How to treat inflammation of the gums in dogs
If you have noticed these symptoms in your dog, you should definitely consult a veterinarian for more detailed clarification. Inflammation of the gums does not heal by itself. On the contrary, the inflammation often spreads quickly and over a large area. It can lead to serious illnesses and even destroy the entire periodontium.
Your veterinarian will determine the treatment and therapy based on a detailed anamnesis and the resulting diagnosis. Depending on the severity of the inflammation, antibiotics may be required. You can supportively counteract the inflammation with regular dental care. Once the inflammation has completely subsided, you can even prevent your dog from developing new infections through dental hygiene.
Causes of Gum Inflammation in Dogs
Inflammation of the gums is not uncommon in dogs. More than 80 percent of all dogs get this painful inflammation at least once in their life. There are many factors that lead to gingivitis. The most common include, for example, leftover food, bacterial plaque and tartar. But even small injuries to the gums can trigger gingivitis. Tumors or eating feces are extremely rare triggers for gingivitis. Misaligned teeth, autoimmune diseases and an infection with fungi are also some of the causes that can lead to gum inflammation.
Combat gingivitis in dogs
If your dog suffers from inflammation of the gums, only a visit to the vet will help in the first step, but you can still support your beloved four-legged friend in their recovery. In addition to medication and appropriate therapy that your veterinarian carries out for your dog, you can counteract the spread of inflammation through very effective and regular dental care.
Gum inflammation can also be effectively prevented if you regularly clean and check your dog's teeth. With our emmi ® -pet ultrasonic toothbrush you minimize the spread and multiplication of bacteria. And in a very effective way. You can clean your dog's teeth and gums regularly, quickly and easily, with no noise or vibration. Remove any leftover food and ensure healthy oral flora.
With regular mouth hygiene, you are also more likely to become aware of weak points, so that you can react early and counteract the inflammation.