PUPPY COLLECTION INC.
Teacup Puppies in Florida. Puppies For Sale Site specialize in Teacup Puppies and Toy Breeds. We are located in the Ft. Lauderdale area in South Florida. Browse through our beautiful Teacup Yorkies, Teacup Maltese and Pomeranian puppies. The Teacup Puppies are guaranteed on genetics for one year and 14 days virus. We do ship our little Teacup and Regular size puppies and also offer a "Nanny" Service, where your teacup will be accompanied by a Nanny and hand deliver the puppy to you.
Causes Of Dental Problems
Plaque and the build up of tartar
Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions (FORLs) - (cavities)
Bad, broken or missing teeth
Gingivitis (gum disease)
PlaquePlaque is a sticky whitish film made up of bacteria from food, and saliva, which attaches to your Maltese Puppy teeth. It is the beginning of dental problems in animals as well humans. If left untreated it can cause more severe problems down the line; some of which could be life threatening. Plaque can be removed by brushing, or chewing (animals) or scaling. Scaling is done at the dentist (veterinary) office. It requires using a surgical instrument to scrape away plague and tartar. The doctor scraps both above and below the gum line and this procedure improves the condition of the teeth without causes any damage.
TartarIf plague is not removed within 48 hours it progresses to the next stage, a condition known as tartar or calculus. Tartar is a hard yellowish, brown and sometimes black substance that attaches to the teeth and can only be removed by scaling. It is made of the dead plague substances that have mineralized and salts that contain calcium deposited by the Maltese Puppy saliva.
GingivitisThe plaque that is most damaging is actually the plaque that is buried underneath the gum line. These bacteria attach to the gums and pushes through to the bones where it causes irritation and inflammation of the gums. This condition is called gingivitis. Also certain cells, known as plasma cells and lymphocytes also invade the mouth to cause inflammation. Left unchecked, gingivitis will infect the bone socket of the teeth resulting in tooth loss.
You will see broken teeth in older Maltese Puppies often enough when they have not had proper dental care. If left unchecked this condition can progress to Stomatitis of the mouth which is extremely painful for the Maltese Puppy , in turn your Maltese Puppy will refuse to eat or drink, and may exhibit drooling. Finally dental disease can progress to the stage of cancer, where tumors can be found in the gums and oral cavity.
Anorexia - not eatingDrooling
Red, bleeding swollen, gums
Blood in the saliva
Receding gumsHorrible smelling breath
Discolored (Yellow/brown/black teeth)
Missing or broken teeth
Prevention and TreatmentSince Maltese Puppies cannot brush their own teeth it stands to reason that a pet owner needs to help them with it. Frequent checkup with the veterinarian who will look at the teeth, gums, and oral cavity can help keep your Maltese Puppy mouth in good shape.
Brush your Maltese Puppy 's teeth at least once a week
Choose dry food over wet food for your Maltese Puppy . Wet food is okay once in a while but it tends to be over all less healthy and it also sticks to the teeth more readily.
There are foods on the market that advertise plaque removal, though they should never be used in exclusion of veterinarian visits, they can be used in addition to your veterinarian visits. There are also herbal and homeopathic remedies as well.
Once tartar has set in the veterinarian will remove the tartar by scaling.