Does your dog love playing fetch with sticks or tennis balls, diving for rocks, chewing on hooves, antlers, ice-cubes or chasing bikes and cars? It is time to change these behaviours. Why?
Odontogenic cysts are epithelial-lined cavities containing fluid in the jaws. These lesions cause animals discomfort and may enlarge significantly leading to several potential complications, therefore they should be diagnosed and treated early.
How to evaluate occlusion in dogs?
Dogs, too, can suffer from malocclusion. See your veterinarian, if you have noticed malocclusion in your dog.
How to get your dog into a daily toothbrushing routine?
Learning is not a race against time. The most important is not to skip the steps in the learning process; if your dog is not sovereign in a step, go one step back and train more.
General anaesthesia is needed for all dental procedures in dogs and cats
To properly diagnose and treat oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats with the goal to improve their quality of life, the animals need to be under general anaesthesia. Significant developments in the field of veterinary anaesthesia in the recent decade enable for a safe anaesthesia, also in animals with other (systemic) diseases.
Upon coming home after oral surgery
Most dentistry patients are going home the same day of the procedure. They will be discharged from the hospital when ready to have a short walk and a small meal.
Sudden swelling below the eye – just an insect bite?
There are several reasons for a sudden suborbital (below the eye) swelling in dogs – insect bites are indeed possible, but more commonly we should think of trauma, foreign body, tumor and definitely dental disease.
Discoloured tooth with an intact crown – do I need to worry?
In dogs, discoloured teeth with intact crowns are non-vital in majority (92.2%) of the cases. These teeth can be infected and painful. Therefore, they should be carefully examined and radiographed. It is recommended to treat discoloured teeth.