Many of you already know the story of my toothies or lack of!! That’s right - I has no toothies – NONE AT ALL! They were all pulled out about 8 months after I was adopted because of a bad tooth disease called Stomatitis. M says that means I’m kind of allergic to my own toothies or tooth decay. My toothie story can be found in a tab at the top of my bloggy,
I am very thankful to my lady vet for discovering the Stomatitis and for suggesting to M and D that they take me to an Animal Dentist. Yup – you read it right – “Animal Dentist.” I might not be here today if it were not for my special lady vet suspecting the disease and then recommending that I go see an animal dentist. They literally saved my life because if left untreated, Stomatitis can cause many serious health issues like heart disease and can eventually kill you. Talk about scary when we heard that news.
A Dentist is necessary because they have the more specialized equipment and X-ray machines. My dentist said he had to clean out a couple of toothie chips still left in my mouth from when my regular vet pulled a toothie. You see, regular vets try really hard and do the best they can, but quite often they leave fragments of teeth behind deep down in the gum line when they pull teeth. Normally that would never cause a problem unless you are allergic to the remnants left behind. It takes high-powered, equipment to see tiny toothie fragments left below the gum. If you are allergic, even those tiny bits can cause problems for you leading to heart disease, and many other deadly diseases.
So pals, if you or anyone you know is diagnosed with Stomatitis, please get to an animal dentist. M talked to my dentist recently trying to help another pal. There is now a web site listing all the Animal Dentists in the US and some foreign countries, published by the AmericanVeterinary Dental College. Check it out!
Don’t worry about no teeth, I’m doing just great without any and am very healthy now that we got all that stuff out of my mouth that I’m allergic to. M says if anyone would like to discuss this with her, you can leave a comment in my bloggy and she’ll get back to you. I’m also @Mariodacat on Twitter and in Facebook as Mario Roever. So your humans can feel free to contact her anytime. Please pals, just get to a Dentist if you have Stomatitis!
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