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Gum Disease in Older Dogs

Gum disease in dogs is serious enough to kill.

That’s quite the startling opener, but it’s 100% true.

For us older dog owners, the importance of caring for our canine’s canines is crucial.

Foul Breath, Plaque, & Gingivitis: All of these are common in the older dog and gum disease is a truly miserable experience for any dog, let alone an older dog with their more delicate state.

Excessive tartar builds in the older dog’s mouth can create a bacterial climate whereby destructive agents invade the gum and bone surfaces, causing damage or destruction to both, and eventual tooth loss in some dogs. Machines such as the cavitron have been used with some success in removing excess tartar from a dog’s teeth. Once the dog has bitten down on a piece of food, the outer surfaces are not utilized very much so most of the tartar forms on the outside of the teeth. The inner surfaces are being stimulated more by the action of chewing and therefore remain cleaner.

For a full report on how to spot the symptoms of canine gum disease as well as take preventative measures to help your dog avoid gum health problems, visit:

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