It’s not uncommon that I see an old dog living with a mouth that is rotting out. I can only imagine that it feels like carrying a dead, rotting porcupine in its mouth all the time. There are ramifications to the heart and lungs and airway and internal organs from harboring so much infection in the mouth not to mention pain and odor. I get confounded that this is allowed to go on in order to avoid a half of a percent chance of mortality as a result of the dental. Some of these dogs, based on the disastrous condition in their mouth‘s and the raw gangrene and exposed bone are not in someway better off dead? Yeah, that’s pretty blunt.