Stomsatitis is the medical name for the condition of sores in a dog’s mouth and can be the inflammation of the mouth, gums and tongue. It is typically caused by periodontal disease or foreign bodies wedged between the teeth or embedded in the tongue. Occasionally, it follows mouth lacerations and burns of the mucous membranes. It is a really painful condition which is usually accompanied by drooling, bad breath, difficulty chewing and reluctance to permit an examination of the mouth. The inside of the mouth is red, inflamed and sometimes ulcerated. Stomatitis can be a local manifestation of a systemic disease. It is seen in dogs with kidney failure and uremia, diabetes mellitus, hypoparathyroidism, leptospirosis, distemper and autoimmune skin diseases. It is important to diagnose and treat any systemic cause of the stomatitis. In most cases the periodontal disease is present as a cause or a contributing factor. Your vet may recommend a thorough cleaning of the dog's mouth under anesthesia which affords the opportunity to treat dental calculus, decayed roots and broken teeth treatments that are all important to cure the problem. The dog is then placed on an suitable antibiotic. When the dog arrives home, aftercare would involve rinsing the mouth with a 0.1 or 0.2 per cent chlorhexidine solution (Peridex or Nolvadent) once or twice a day. Soak a cotton ball and gently swab the gums, teeth and oral cavity. You can use a plastic syringe and squirt the mouth wash directly onto the gums. Feed a soft diet consisting of canned dog food diluted with water to a mushy consistency. Your veterinarian may prescribe a pain medication such as Etogesic or Deramax. B-complex vitamins that contain niacin may be of benefit and will hopefully rid the dog of this nasty problem.
Sore in dog's mouth if follows by bleeding and inflammation, then the vet should be consulted. There could be many reasons behind it. It can be a wound, or caused by infection. Or may be due to blisters, impacted salivary glands or tumors gingivitis.
I have a 2year old chihuahua who yelps when she eats; even a soft treat; left upper lip side. What should I do?
Sore in dog's mouth if follows by bleeding and inflammation, then the vet should be consulted. There could be many reasons behind it. It can be a wound, or caused by infection. Or may be due to blisters, impacted salivary glands or tumors gingivitis.you may get your dog to see a doctor to make sure that your dog is not sick.
I just seen that my dog had a sore in her mouth on her left side and every time I gently touch the left side of her cheek she moves away. It felt like a big bump. Then I opened her mouth and looked at it and there was like this green thing and her teeth were bleeding very mildly. When I went back to look at it again I notice the green thing wasnt there anymore but there was a indent about the size of a dime in its place. It looks as if she maybe cut herself while chewing on a bone or something. It had a little bit of blood in it but it looks really gross and disgusting. I'm not sure what to do.