Sometimes it seems as the myths about oral and dental health in dogs and cats are endless. Let’s break a few more!
Cleft lip and cleft palate
Congenital palatal clefts can be sometimes seen in newborn animals – more commonly in puppies than kittens.
3 common problems with deciduous teeth that need treatment
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.
Deciduous teeth eruption and exfoliation – when shall we worry?
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.