Is a Pet Dental Procedure Too Much for My Old Pet?

As pets grow old, one of the things that is important to maintain is quality of life. If the teeth are severely infected or there is severe gingivitis and gum disease going on in the mouth, the quality of life is poor as the animal experiences discomfort and pain constantly. Older pet

Fergus – Fractured Tooth

Fergus is a young German Shepherd who fractured a lower canine tooth (fang tooth) whilst playing. His owner noticed the broken tooth was bleeding and took him straight to the local vet. The fracture had taken the top of the tooth away and exposed the sensitive pulp (the living tissue

Guide to a Canine Dental or Feline Dental – The 10 Steps to a Healthy Pain Free Mouth

Dog teeth cleaning (dog dental) and cat teeth cleaning (cat dental) can be rephrased as the physical removal of infection they are NOT cosmetic procedures. As the vast majority of our patients have existing dental disease that requires diagnosis and treatment, there is far more to can

Pet Dental Treatments Can Be Painful….!? What We Do to Stop Pain

Whilst pet dental procedures such as cleaning and polishing are generally not uncomfortable (most of us have experienced this at our own dentist), treatment of periodontal disease, extraction of teeth and advanced treatments such as root canal therapy and vital pulpotomy procedures ca

Cat and Dog Teeth – How Often Should They Be Checked?

This varies from individual to individual. Factors affecting the development of dental disease include diet, chewing habits, the degree of dental care provided at home, genetics and the presence of other illnesses. If your pet will allow you to check its mouth, you can look at its tee

Dog Breath is Not Normal! Why Your Pets Breath is so Horrible

Bad dog breath is not normal! ‘Dog breath’ is usually due to infection in the mouth. Plaque bacteria produce foul smelling compounds including hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg gas). As the infection progresses, pockets of pus and dead tissue accumulate around the teeth. Trappe

Painful Dog Teeth? My Vet Says So But My Pet is Eating and Seems Comfortable

Many oral conditions such as periodontal disease and malocclusions (orthodontic problems) are chronic so pets adapt to the progressive discomfort, displaying few (if any) behavioural changes, until the pain becomes unbearable. Even with problems that cause acute pain (such as dental f

Dog Breath? Dog Drooling? Trouble Chewing? Signs to Look Out for if Your Pet Needs Dental Care

Signs that your pet might be in need of a dental care might include any combination of bad breath, reluctance or difficulty chewing, chewing on one side, drooling, decreased appetite, face rubbing or pawing, reluctance to be handled around the mouth,or swelling around the face. Inside

Cleaning Dog Teeth Seems Like Hard Work! Do People Really Brush Their Pets’ Teeth?

Cleaning dog teeth is not as hard as you think. Cats can also be more co-operative than you expect! So why would you want to brush your pet’s teeth? Periodontal disease is why we clean pets’ teeth Periodontal disease is caused by plaque, a bacterial biofilm that adheres to

Why Would Anyone Consider Dental Braces in Dogs or Cats?

Dog dental braces is a topic we are often asked about. Cosmetic considerations may be important to some owners, however the real focus of veterinary orthodontics is on making pets with badly positioned teeth comfortable. Animals do not need a perfect or ‘correct’ bite, but