What Exactly are Feline Resorptive Lesions?

Feline resorptive lesions (otherwise known as feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions or neck lesions) are a very common cause of dental pain in our feline friends. In fact, studies have shown that once cats reach middle age, at least half of them will have one or more resorptive lesi

What to Do if You See a Broken Pet Tooth

Broken dog teeth (and cat teeth) should be assessed by your vet as soon as they are noticed. If the fracture is fairly small and does not expose the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth) there is a reasonable chance the tooth will survive. However, such teeth should be monitored close

What to Do with Persistent Baby (Deciduous) Teeth

Dogs and cats have two sets of teeth, just like humans. The deciduous (baby) teeth are replaced by the permanent (adult) teeth between about 3-6 months of age. Sometimes the deciduous teeth do not fall out, which can lead to overcrowding, increased susceptibility to periodontal diseas

What to Do if Your Pets Teeth are Discoloured

Discoloured teeth can occur for many reasons, and should be evaluated by your vet. Often it is due to tartar or stains on the tooth surface, which can be removed by professional cleaning under anaesthesia. When the actual tooth itself is discoloured, this is generally a sign that the

Cat and Dog Dental Problems Affect Four Out of Five Pets

Cat and dog dental disease are arguably the most common diseases we see in small animal practice, with an estimated four out of every five cats and dogs over the age of three suffering from periodontal disease, broken teeth, resorptive lesions and other dental conditions that warrant