Gum Disease in dogs - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Periodontal disease, or 'gum disease', is one of the most common progressive disease in dogs, caused by a bacteria in the mouth that damages gums, bones and supporting structures. The best way to beat it is to prevent it!

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Gum disease in dogs is can be due to poor dental hygiene, genetics (dogs with shortened snouts), and having a mis-aligned bite can make dogs more susceptible to periodontal disease. The top reason for gum disease is a reliance on tinned dog food, 'kibble' and dog biscuits - all processed fast food for dogs. 

If left untreated, gingivitis will lead to gum and peridontal disease. This can lead to infections of the bone that hold the teeth in place, resulting in loss of bone, which can cause the teeth to fall out. The infection can also travel into the blood and cause further problems.

The gums and teeth need to be cleaned by your vet and any diseased teeth removed.

Recommended Diet

We clean our teeth with a toothbrush and the dog cleans its teeth with bones. Gum disease begins with the formation of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms in the mouth at the gum line. Plaque hardens into tartar which harms the gums causing them to become red and swollen (gingivitis).

You will need to follow up with the raw and natural diet as recommended.

We also recommend that you start dosing with Colloidal silver 10mls twice daily to treat the infection with Maritime Pine Bark.

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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