A discomfort and pain in the jaw of a dog or cat when pressure is applied to the skin overlying the jaw bone. Tenderness of the jaw can occur in both cats and dogs and can indicate a variety of health issues. Perhaps some of the most common reasons that pets may experience tenderness of the jaw include injuries, trauma and abscesses. However, other things that can cause tenderness of the jaw in cats and dogs are periodontal disease, gingivitis, debris stuck in the teeth and teeth overcrowding.
Causes of Tenderness Of The Jaw
Tenderness of the jaw is often caused by trauma, gum disease, gingivitis, abscesses, teeth overcrowding, or something stuck in the mouth/teeth.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.