We 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.
I 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.