Canine gingivitis is a painful condition for dogs to have. The gums become inflamed and your dog may be reluctant to eat. Using natural dogs health, you can both treat it successfully and prevent it recurring.
Canine gingivitis is not a disease that wild dogs suffer with. It is as a result of living with humans, away from their natural environment. Luckily it is easy to prevent and to treat successfully.
Gingivitis in anyone is a result of poor dental hygiene. This doesn’t mean that you have been negligent if you have not been brushing your dog’s teeth. What it does mean however, is that the food you are feeding Fido is not contributing to his natural dental hygiene.
With improper food, a hard substance known as calculus, builds up on the teeth. You can see the brown discolouration when this occurs. This encourages soft and spongey gums, that often bleed and recede. As a result inflammation, the gingivitis, occurs. Inflammation is an infection, with redness and pain. In an unhealthy dog, or one with low immunity, this inflammation can spread, causing more serious, systemic problems.
When gingivitis is left, and the cause not addressed, then it can develop into periodontal disease. In this situation, teeth can become loose and fall out.
Veterinary treatment is to remove the calculus. This normally requires an anaesthetic. However, if your dog is of a gentle disposition, you may be able to flick the calculus off with your finger nails, or the blunt end of a nail file. Don’t over try your dog’s patience. Doing little and often is easier both on him and on you.
Don’t force the issue. Your dog will make it very clear if this is an acceptable procedure to do or not. If you ignore his warning signs, you may get bitten.
If the calculus is only thinly formed, by changing his diet to a quality, natural one, it can remove the calculus. However, if the calculus is thickly formed, then you may need to have it removed. The alternative to veterinary treatment can be to use a natural treatment that dissolves the calculus.
Once the calculus is removed, it is prudent to prevent build up occurring again. This comes with a quality, natural diet.
You can discover a natural, quality and nutritious diet, right now, for your dog in Naturally Healthy Dogs. It also explores the most effective natural therapies you can use for your dog. It makes keeping a dog so much more enjoyable and affordable.
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