Published at Saturday, July 21st, 2018 - 03:26:43 AM. . By Marquita Sanford.
Marsupials are animals that carry their young ones in a pouch. They have a very small gestation period and the mother continues to feed the baby even when it is fully grown. The common marsupials are the kangaroo, opossum, koala and the wallaby. The platypus is an amazing marsupial animal as it lays eggs and yet belongs to the mammal group. Terrapin which is seemingly similar to a turtle has thinner shells and webbed feet. The unique feature of a terrapin lies in the diamond shaped back.
With dental disease bacteria from the mouth enters the bloodstream and causes havoc with internal organ systems. The bacteria lands on heart valves and causes heart failure. As the body fights the bacteria in the blood stream the body mounts an immune response, forming clumps of immune complexes that clog the filtering system of the kidneys damaging the kidneys causing kidney failure. Any chronic inflammation in the body can cause irritation to the liver. Liver disease contributes to decrease appetite, vomiting, and stomach and intestinal upset. Eventually inflammation of the liver, also known as hepatitis, or liver failure occurs. The bacteria from the dental disease can also seed the throat and trachea causing a chronic cough and exercise intolerance. If these infections are left untreated you can see permanent damage. Another scenario from the spread of bacteria are abscesses of the bone around the tooth root. This infection can cause a hole between the mouth and the nose called a fistula. This is very painful and often requires surgical intervention to help your pet recover.
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