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General Dental Health – FAQ

We often hear about dental health in our pets, but what does that mean and how do we maintain it the best we can?

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Dental Pain in Pets

Dental disease is very painful (just think – even a canker sore can ruin your day!). So why is it we hear so many clients telling us their pet isn’t in pain when they present to us with signs of dental disease? Animals have a natural instinct to hide their pain.

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Retained Puppy Teeth in Dogs

Puppies are born without any visible teeth. Around 3 weeks of age their puppy teeth, or “deciduous teeth”, begin to erupt from the gum line. By about 4 months of age, puppies will have a full set of 28 deciduous teeth. At about 3.5 to 4 months of age, a puppy’s adult teeth will begin […]

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Tooth Fractures

Fractured teeth are one of the most common dental problems we see in veterinary medicine. They can be caused by a number of things; chewing on toys, playing with other dogs and trauma. These fracture can cause discomfort/pain, anorexia and change in mood and should be treated right away. Tooth fractures are classified into two […]

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The Risks of Being an Outdoor Cat

Cats are curious creatures who love to roam and explore. The outside world is full of birds to hunt, trees to climb and sun patches to roll in - so why doesn’t everyone let their cat go outside?

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