Penelope, a 9-year-old spayed female dachshund, came to Springs Veterinary Care with an extreme case of bad breath. Her owners even dubbed her “Stinky Penelope.” Dr. Amanda Smith examined Penelope, identifying dental disease and bad breath. She graded Penelope’s periodontal disease at 4/4, the most advanced disease, and an indication of advanced gum disease and…

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Bindi, a 2.5-year-old female Australian Shepherd, came to us with an elevated third eyelid. Dogs, like many animals, have a nictitating membrane, or third eyelid. This eyelid cleans and moistens the eye, provides antibodies to reduce the chance of infection, and protects the cornea. Normally, a dog’s third eyelid is out of sight while the…

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