Q. My dog has bad rotted loose teeth. She is older and when I got her it was this way. Now I am finding out more and want her to have better life quality

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A. She will need dental treatment in order to remove any infected material in her mouth, which can cause heart and kidney infections if left in place long term. Any loose and damaged teeth should be removed as these are a constant source of discomfort and infection in her mouth. There are many home care options from brushing, medicated dental chews and mouth rinses to drinking water additives all of which will help to maintain a cleaner, healthier mouth after her dental procedure

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