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Sabby
20th February 2009, 12:04 AM
Last night I noticed that Ebony was not her usual self and that she was drooling from one side of her mouth and she kept licking her lips. I looked into her mouth and near one tooth her gum was bleeding. I thought that she could have cut her gum on a Chew. This morning I checked and I couldn’t see anything and she was eating ok. Later on in the day I noticed a slight smell and that her gums looked red. So I made an appointment with the vet for the morning. My breeder came over as we go dog training together and she had a look and she mentioned periodontal disease. I googled it and it mentions that it is caused by plaque. Ebony is only two and her teeth are very clean so I don’t understand how she would get this. My breeder thinks that it can be caught from a dog that has this condition. Has anyone had any experience with this?

merlinsmum
20th February 2009, 12:58 PM
Sabby,

Last year Oakley had an ear infection - the only signs were that he was drooling and contantly licking his lips (to get rid of the drool) I would get to the vets and get Ebony checked out - the gum bleed may be a red herring? esp if her teeth are clean :)

Katelyn
20th February 2009, 06:38 PM
Apparently the main cause of excessive drooling and licking is stress, pain, anxiety or poisoning.

heres a site that shows pictures of the different stages of periodontl disease http://www.dentalvet.com/patients/periodontics/could_my_dog_or_cat_have_periodo.htm

Sabby
20th February 2009, 11:03 PM
Apparently the main cause of excessive drooling and licking is stress, pain, anxiety or poisoning.

heres a site that shows pictures of the different stages of periodontl disease http://www.dentalvet.com/patients/periodontics/could_my_dog_or_cat_have_periodo.htm


Hi Katelyn

Thanks for the link. I looked at the pictures and Ebony looks like a grade 1 gingivitis.
The vet was surprised as Ebonys teeth are very clean. He has given me antibiotics and told me to keep an eye on it. My breeder said that I should buy gengigel and rub it into the gum.

Katelyn
20th February 2009, 11:06 PM
hope she's feeling better soon!:lotsaluv: