Monthly Archives: February 2014

10 Pet Dental Questions and Answers

How many teeth does my kitten have? 26 deciduous teeth. How many teeth does my adult cat have? 30 teeth. How many teeth does my puppy have? 28 deciduous teeth. How many teeth does my adult dog have? 42 teeth. … Continue reading

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Periodontal Disease Takes the Stage

STAGE 1 Plaque (a transparent film of bacteria, cells and food particles) forms and sticks on tooth surfaces Plaque build up causes bad breath and redness or inflammation of the gum line (gingivitis)  STAGE 2 Plaque can begin to calcify … Continue reading

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A Healthy Body Starts With a Healthy Mouth

Brushing, regular dental exams and oral health nutrition is the combination for a long, healthy life. There is a strong link between good oral health and heart and kidney health. Plaque full of bacteria builds up on the teeth daily … Continue reading

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Foreign Body Ingestion: A Piece of Carpet with a Side of Rope?!

Dogs and cats often ingest things they shouldn’t. We will never know what drives them to do this but they sometimes seem to think it is ok to ingest rocks, toys, tennis balls, socks, underwear, bones, needles and thread, string, … Continue reading

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