Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

part21We took Bella to the vet yesterday, Wednesday, and I could not believe what the vet told us.  Bella had a small thin stick running from one side of her mouth to the other one that measured about 3 to 4 inches long.  The only part we were able to see were the black holes on her gums, but once she was sedated they found that a stick was pushing her teeth out-of-place.  After we picked Bella up from the vet, we passed by BARCS to pick up her meds and then we headed back home.  You’d think she’d be a little mellow, but boy she was still full of energy, but for that evening she was fed and kept apart from Alex and Walter as recommended by the vet tech.

part22I can’t stress enough how important brushing and checking your dog’s teeth and gums happen to be so please pet parents be diligent about your furry kid’s oral health.  I am not a dental hygienist like Cynthia, but a stinky mouth in a dog is never a good thing.  If you have questions, please ask your vet for advice and take your canine companion for a check up to make sure everything is fine.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Morgan says:

    Poor girl! I bet she is going to feel a million times better now!

    1. Marcela says:

      I am pretty sure that she is feeling better already for she has not skipped a meal/treat and is her usual hyper doggie:-) Thanks for your good wishes.

  2. nikkiharvey says:

    Ouch that sounds like it would have been painful for Bella. Maybe that’s why she was still full of energy- happy at the lack of pain. I’m at a loss as to how it could have got there, but I’m sure there would have been blood and it makes me sad that at that time no one helped her. I’m thankful there are people like you in the world that really care about animals.

    1. Marcela says:

      Yes, it must have been very painful. Even the vet said that, but he also said that because pit bulls and pit bull mixes have a high tolerance for pain many times things go unnoticed. On Monday, she’ll be with us for a month and from the day we picked her up she had the worst smell ever in her mouth and that is why I started to brush her teeth on the third night she was with us. But I did not get to see the holes until a couple of days later. To me, if a dog has a smelly mouth I want to know why.

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