How can I treat my dogs sore mouth?
Topical therapy, such as chlorhexidine solution or antibacterial gel may also be used directly on the gums and in the mouth, and your veterinarian may also be able to prescribe a topical pain medication that can be placed on the gums and mouth to lessen the pain.
Why does my dog have a sore on his mouth?
Common causes of allergies are environmental or specific food antigens. Contact mucositis occurs in areas of the oral cavity in contact with plaque or calculus covered teeth. The sores are described as “kissing lesions” from the contact of the oral mucous membrane against the plaque laden teeth.
Why is my dog’s mouth red and swollen?
It can be an allergic reaction, dental issue, trauma, or a growing tumor. Most commonly, acute (sudden) facial swelling in dogs occurs as a result of an allergic reaction. Facial swelling that develops more slowly may be in the result of a facial growth or tumor.
What is Burr tongue?
Burr tongue is the common name for burdock tongue (also called granular stomatitis or granulomatous glossitis) caused by ingestion of burrs from the burdock plant (Arctium lappa; Figure 1), a form of thistle.
How do I know if my dog has a mouth infection?
Five common signs that indicate a dog tooth infection may be present include:
- Oral discomfort or a toothache. Dental disease is painful!
- Bad breath. Dental infections frequently cause halitosis (bad breath).
- Decreased appetite.
- Facial swelling.
Can stomatitis in dogs be cured?
Although stomatitis can be managed via drug therapy, a full-mouth extraction of the teeth may be the only way to completely cure the disease.
Why do dogs eat grass?
Dogs need roughage in their diets and grass is a good source of fiber. A lack of roughage affects the dog’s ability to digest food and pass stool, so grass may actually help their bodily functions run more smoothly.
Why is the tip of my dog’s tongue red?
The normal color of a healthy tongue should be a deep pink. When hot, the tongue will normally be red due to the heat that is being released from the vessels, so the best time to look at your dog’s tongue is when he’s at rest. The younger the animal, the pinker the color, due to his vitality.