Category Archives: Dental

Home Dental Care

Routine Dental Care Today I wanted to touch on routine and at-home dental care. I have found when most pet-parents are asked if they brush their dogs’ teeth the answer is usually something like “probably not as much as I should”, and for cats more like “(s)he would NOT let me do that!”. Although it… Continue Reading

Animal Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable.  By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, other than bad breath, there are few signs of the disease process evident to the owner, and professional dental cleaning and… Continue Reading

Fun Dental Facts

ANIMAL DENTAL FACTS * Dogs have 42 teeth * Cats have 30 teeth * Pigs have 44 teeth * The armadillo has 104 teeth! * The snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but it can have over 25,000 teeth! * The Elephant grinds down its molars and grows new ones. This happens six times in its lifetime! * The elephant’s molar is about 7″… Continue Reading