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!
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.
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.
Oral and dental diseases are one of the most common problems in small animal veterinary practice, and all cause pain to the animals.
The treatment of periodontal diseases always starts with basic periodontal therapy (professional dental cleaning) that includes supra- and subgingival scaling.