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LPG CUPS Lymphocytic-Plasmacytic-Gingivitis:

Sometimes you see a dog or cat with REALLY tender red gums. Some teeth may be loose, and sometimes it's WAY too early in life for this to be going on. Sometimes you try antibiotics or a steroid and it 'works' but only "mostly" but "not really. A couple rounds maybe trying to avoid facing it: This pet has an allergy to its own teeth, and gums. (Fact: It's germs actually)

The treatment is (ultimately) removal or loss of all the teeth - which frees the mouth of pretty much all repositories of germs, and the mouths heal up. After tooth removal - it may take a full YEAR for the body to realize "Hey! I'm fine!" and simmer down.

This pet has "lymphocytic-plasmacytic gingivitis" in his mouth - which is an autoimmune condition where his own body thinks his teeth are enemies. The gums are dry, red, infected and painful. But they'll use 'em to eat. (They don't wanna die!)

Sometimes they lose teeth because of the LPG and that's actually a GOOD THING.
My son's dog (among many others) has this. I was forced to remove her teeth and now she's great. Toothless, but great. The teeth practically fell out. She is 2 years old.

Adjunct to other care: You should get OXYFRESH from Amazon.com. They sell a two piece "kit" with a gel and the water additive. Use BOTH according to label instructions and lemme see his teeth in a month of DILIGENT use.

Sometimes their mouths need antibiotics, and steroids (all the time) to be comfortable.
Oftentimes, if they're comfortable gradual tooth loss on Oxyfresh is actually 'okay' management.


This is also a good resource: https://norwalkanimalhospital.com/feline-health/feline-lymphocytic-plasmocytic-stomatitis/

Oxyfresh has been around a VERY long time and still hasn't been surpassed. I love the water additive. I recommend it's made fresh daily with distilled water, and for bad mouths - double strength. Always safe. this will NOT dissolve tartar but it will kill germs, reduce pus and infection and keep teeth from getting "bad" if they're not already. Kit includes gel and brushes.

Oxyfresh complete dental kit.

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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