Tooth and gum disease
Tooth and gum disease can be very painful, especially if the inside of the tooth (the sensitive part) is exposed. Common dental problems include tartar build up, wobbly teeth, broken teeth, tooth root abscesses and gingivitis (inflammation of the gums).
Stomatitis is inflammation of the inside of the mouth. Lots of things can cause the mouth or lips to become inflamed. Infections, viruses and allergies can all cause stomatitis.
Wounds in the mouth
Wounds inside the mouth can be tricky to spot, puncture injuries from sticks are especially common.
Burns in the mouth
Dogs often eat things they shouldn’t. This includes hot items and chemicals which can both cause nasty burns to the inside of the mouth.
Tumours in the mouth can get infected and sore. When they become large they can get in the way whilst eating.
Dogs get sore throats just like people. They are usually caused by Kennel Cough or a bacterial or viral infection. If your dog has a sore throat you may notice them swallowing lots or gagging.
Mouth ulcers are small painful white lumps on the gums that can be caused by many different diseases including kidney disease.