Dog Tooth and Gum Health & Bad Breath
Left side of mouth 1
Please review the pictures of the left side of my dog Theo's mouth. I'm concerned about his oral health.
His breath seems to be a tad 'rotten' smelling, but I'd like to know an easy way to determine when the smell is bad enough for concern. Please also advise if his gums or any of his teeth in the photos need attention.
If so, what natural remedies can be suggested to address this situation, including the healing of the gums and the odor in the mouth? Is there a need for a vet visit?
When I was last at our vet a couple months ago for reasons other than his oral health, I asked if his breath was bad, as I started to notice it. At that time, the vet casually said that it didn't seem bad.
I've cleaned his teeth over the years by 'filing' the plaque off of his teeth with a dime(10 cent piece) and more recently with a nail file. He cooperates with me by not moving while I do it and it seems to have been effective.
15 years old this coming May
Thanks in advance for your advise.
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