pet health


Question by  Paul99 (47)

Can dogs get cavities?

The vet said my dog has an abscess.


Answer by  Sael (313)

Dogs can get cavities, but they are uncommon; more commonly dogs get periodontal disease, which can lead to an abscess. An abscess is a pocket of infection around the tooth. Typically antibiotics are given for a couple weeks, and then when the abscess is better the dog undergoes a thorough dental cleaning to make sure the remaining teeth are healthy.


Answer by  ryark (243)

Tooth root abscesses and cavities are different things. The majority of dogs do not get cavities the way that people do, in part because they do not normally consume a sugary diet. Tooth root abscesses are caused by gingivitis, caused by tarter build up. Tooth brushing is important.


Answer by  Sauve (435)

Yes they can get Cavities that is why you have to brush their teeth Monthly, twice a month. and make sure they have food that are good for their teeth.

Reply by Saeleofu (1):
In order to do any good, dogs need to have their teeth brushed at least daily, and twice a day is better. After 24 hours the plaque starts to harden into tarter and is difficult to remove unless the dog has a dental by a veterinarian.  add a comment

Answer by  shastie (1601)

Yes dogs can get cavities. They are rare because their diets don't usually consist of sugary foods. Make sure you are only feeding your dog actual dog treats.

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