Dogs can develop styes just like humans do, both on the inner and outer side of the eyelid. According to Wag, a stye may present with the following symptoms:
Dude’s bad teeth are what many vets refer to as periodontal disease or periodontitis. According to Small Door Veterinary, this is a common issue for dogs that is caused by the accumulation of dental plaque and tartar on the teeth, which triggers inflammation. This can result in gum infections, bone loss, and the loss of teeth and other serious health problems. Periodontal disease is broken down into four stages, and unfortunately for Dude, he was a stage four—which means he was in the most advanced stage and that his teeth would need to be removed.
The most common sign of dental disease in dogs is bad breath. Other signs to watch for:
Taking care of your dog’s teeth is very important. This can be done with regular brushing, dental chews, chew toys, and yearly dental consultations during your pup’s regular check up with the vet can help to keep their teeth and mouth healthy.
Dude's mom applied with Fur Kids Foundation for assistance for Dude’s stye and dental extraction, and we were happy to help. Dude got his bad teeth and the stye on his eye removed, and is now feeling better than ever!
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