Wags and Walks found goofy sweet Edmond at the County shelter - instantly enamored with his charming personality. At the shelter he was noted as having excellent behavior and was a star in doggie playgroup! The shelter paperwork said "missing teeth" - ok, no big deal. We sprung him from the shelter and very quickly realized that his jaw seemed wonky and his tongue would often hang out so an oral exam was done and we were shocked to find the condition of his mouth! Most of his teeth are completely worn down to the gums/roots or broken off with exposed nerves.
We can only guess at how a dogs teeth could get like this - starvation causing him to chew/eat inappropriate objects that broke his teeth? Living outside on a chain causing frustration/boredom resulting in chewing on bricks or fences trying to get out? We'll never know why or how his mouth got like this but we surely will fix the issue and relieve his pain/discomfort.
Edmond will likely have very few teeth left after an extensive oral surgery to remove all of the broken/worn/rotten teeth and repair the gums. He's such a resilient and happy boy, we are confident he will adjust to having no teeth.
Please help us fix Edmond's mouth.