veterinary dentistry

Dentistry

New Research Helps to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy

February 3, 2016

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Tooth and gum disease is commonly diagnosed in dogs and cats. During routine veterinary examinations, dental tartar was the second most common problem identified; the number one problem is obesity. Last year we highlighted common dental problems in our photo blog for National Pet Dental Health Month 2015. For this year’s celebration, … Continue reading New Research Helps to Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy

Feline Stomatitis: A Pain in the Mouth

October 29, 2014

You can bet with a high degree of certainty that any medical condition ending in -itis is painful. Think appendicitis, neuritis and bronchitis. The suffix –itis means inflammation. Stomatitis means inflammation of the mouth, and in cats, the redness and swelling seen in the photo on the right characterizes feline stomatitis. Don’t confuse stomatitis with … Continue reading Feline Stomatitis: A Pain in the Mouth

Dental DOs and DON’Ts

January 31, 2014

Because February is National Pet Dental Health Month, I spoke to all three of The AMC’s veterinary dentists to get a list of dental DOs and DON’Ts for my readers. A big shout-out to Drs. Dan Carmichael, Django Martel and Stephen Riback for their help in compiling this list. Dental DON’Ts – Bones, doggie breath … Continue reading Dental DOs and DON’Ts