Fun 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″ square!

* The Blue Whale is the largest mammal on earth, but it eats only tiny shrimp because it has no teeth!

* The Crocodile Bird flies into the open mouth of a crocodile and cleans it’s teeth for it!

*  The teeth of the Pocket Gopher grow up to 15″ a year! By continually gnawing, they wear them down and they stay the same size. Rats, mice and your hamster among others have teeth that grows continually. If you have one as a pet, it must have wood to gnaw on to shorten its teeth, or it can die.

* The Dolphin only gets one set of teeth to last a lifetime!

Roscoe Village Animal Hospital serves the medical and dental needs of animals in Chicago’s  Lakeview, Lincoln Park, North Center, Wicker Park, Uptown and Bucktown neighborhoods.