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?
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.
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.
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.
Dental wear may result in endodontic disease, therefore all teeth affected with wear should be closely examined and radiographed.
In dogs, we may find that permanent teeth are missing on the oral examination. Complete oral examination and dental radiographs under general anaesthesia are recommended to determine the nature of the problem.
Oral and dental diseases are one of the most common problems in small animal veterinary practice, and all cause pain to the animals.
When the tooth is affected with endodontic disease, either due to fracture or periodontal trauma, treatment is required.