To offer the best possible veterinary dental care to the patients, a well-trained veterinarian must also have appropriate equipment.
Severe inflammation of the oral cavity in cats can be found in the literature under different names, but the term gingivostomatitis indicates general inflammation of the gingiva and non-gingival oral mucosa, especially at the back of the oral cavity. Although it seems relatively rare, the complexity of the syndrome and its painful nature make it one of the most challenging diagnostic and therapeutic problems in feline medicine.
Sometimes it seems as the myths about oral and dental health in dogs and cats are endless. Let’s break a few more!
Oronasal fistula is an acquired communication between the oral and nasal cavities. The most common cause of an oronasal fistula in dogs is advanced periodontal disease.
This blog is meant to destroy 5 commonly heard myths on oral and dental health in dogs and cats. 5 beliefs that are dangerous to the animal’s health and well-being.
Congenital palatal clefts can be sometimes seen in newborn animals – more commonly in puppies than kittens.
Persistent deciduous teeth, fractured deciduous teeth and deciduous teeth causing traumatic malocclusion are all indications for the deciduous teeth to be removed to relieve pain and infection in puppies and kittens.
Eruption of permanent teeth is completed by the 6th or 7th month of the age in puppies and kittens. If any tooth is missing at this age, further evaluation is recommended.