Teeth in dogs and cats only “grow” during the eruption, which is generally completed by the 6 months of age of a dog or a cat. Any later outwards movement of the tooth/teeth is abnormal and needs to be addressed with your vet.
Plaque and calculus accumulation is a normal and constant process. While dental calculus is not directly associated with periodontal disease, dental plaque is the main reason for the start and progression of periodontal disease. Let’s have a look into some myths and facts about dental deposits!
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.
Dogs, too, can suffer from malocclusion. See your veterinarian, if you have noticed malocclusion in your dog.
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.
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.
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.