Does your dog need a tooth extraction? If this is your first experience with pet oral surgery, take a look at what you need to know about canine tooth removal procedures and the recovery process.
Why Does Your Dog Need A Tooth Extraction?
Your dog may need a dental extraction for the same reason that you do. Like humans, dogs can suffer from dental decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Left untreated, decay and infection can weaken the tooth, lead to an abscess, and cause serious pain.
Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary glands. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection. Cows are prone to mastitis, especially when they are being milked and are actively producing large volumes of milk. Luckily, there are now medications available that can be used to treat mastitis directly. These medications, such as Quartermaster, can be administered directly into the teat in order to treat the infection within the udder. If you have a dairy cow or cows, it is important that you are aware of the signs that she has developed mastitis.