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Dental Disease in Dogs: 12 Symptoms and Treatments


Symptom: Bleeding of the Teeth and/or Gums

Red and bloody gums can signal the presence of dental disease in dogs, since the highly sensitive and worn-down gums are prone to being injured even by regular activities like eating. You may also see blood in your dog’s saliva, and your dog may start to produce long, stringy salivary discharges informally known as “ropes.” Alternately, blood may appear in your dog’s water bowl, or on its chew toys.

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