Tag Archives: teeth

I Think My Cat Has a Cavity in Her Tooth

Concerned cat

The arrival of February means it is again Pet Dental Health Month. Since teeth are an important organ in the body, the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center provides pet families with many resources on pet dental health including: a pet health library entry describing when your puppy or kitten will lose their baby teeth, a recent

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Choosing the Best Veterinary Oral Health Products

A cat wrestles with a toothbrush

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. This annual awareness event highlights the importance of good dental care in pets. To help our readers do the best job possible caring for their pets’ teeth, I am going to highlight the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) and its work. Who is the VOHC? The VOHC consists

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Feline Stomatitis: A Pain in the Mouth

A dog's teeth and gums

You can bet with a high degree of certainty that any medical condition ending in -itis is painful. Think appendicitis, neuritis and bronchitis. The suffix –itis means inflammation. Stomatitis means inflammation of the mouth, and in cats, the redness and swelling seen in the photo on the right characterizes feline stomatitis. Don’t confuse stomatitis with

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Is a Cat Bite Worse than a Dog Bite?

Paw Day 2014: Pet and Wellness Fun

The feline dental arcade on the left shows the sharp fangs responsible for serious injury from cat bites. The photo on the right shows the blunter, less tapered fangs of a dog. May 18-24 is Dog Bite Prevention Week. Once again the cat is ignored, possibly since cat bites are less common than dog bites.

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Dental DOs and DON’Ts

Brushing a dog's teeth

Because February is National Pet Dental Health Month, I spoke to all three of The AMC’s veterinary dentists to get a list of dental DOs and DON’Ts for my readers. A big shout-out to Drs. Dan Carmichael, Django Martel and Stephen Riback for their help in compiling this list. Dental DON’Ts – Bones, doggie breath

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