Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

Smile! Health-conscious gorilla spotted flossing at Bristol Zoo

Smile! Health-conscious gorilla spotted flossing at Bristol Zoo

A visitor to Bristol Zoo was greeted with a rather unexpected sight when she reached the gorilla enclosure. Miriam Haas watched in wonder as the zoo’s female gorilla, Kera, appeared to floss her teeth using a bramble branch. The 55-year old, who was visiting from Devon, said that she amazed to see the western lowland […]


Longleat’s much loved gorilla, Alf, takes a trip to the dentist

Longleat’s much loved gorilla, Alf, takes a trip to the dentist

One of Longleat’s most popular residents, Alf the gorilla, has paid the dentist a visit after keepers noticed that his lower jaw was slightly swollen. Alf, a lowland gorilla, who lives with brothers, Kesho and Evindi at the safari park, was sedated and given a check-up by a specialist veterinary team after keepers spotted an […]


Connecticut Wolves Get Their Teeth Taken Care Of

Connecticut Wolves Get Their Teeth Taken Care Of

When someone’s tooth hurts it is time to send for a dentist, and this is just as true if you are a wolf. Beardsley Zoo in Conneticut recently as part of their regular medical and dental check-ups made sure two of their Mexican wolves underwent root canal treatments, as well as removing teeth,  in order […]


Durham vets offering free dental cleaning and nail clipping to raise money for a good cause

Durham vets offering free dental cleaning and nail clipping to raise money for a good cause

Vets in Durham are offering clients the chance to bring their pets in for free pampering treatments including dental cleaning and nail clipping to raise money for a good cause. The team from Prince Bishop Veterinary Hospital is offering free services for small animals throughout the month of May to raise funds for the Mental […]


Baby hippo enjoys a trip to the dentist

Baby hippo enjoys a trip to the dentist

An adorable baby hippo has paid the dentist a visit for the first time. Keepers at Cincinatti Zoo & Botanical Gardens have been keeping a close eye on baby Fiona after she arrived prematurely in January, and just this week, she took her first trip to the dentist. Fiona is now three months old and […]


Avonvale Veterinary Centres offer free dental checks for pets in March

Avonvale Veterinary Centres offer free dental checks for pets in March

If you’re a pet owner, you may be aware of the importance of vaccinations and boosters, but have you taken your dog for a dental check of late? As part of a new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of good dental health for pets, Avonvale Veterinary Centres are offering free dental examinations for […]


Victor the polar bear takes a trip to the dentist with a little help from the fire brigade

Victor the polar bear takes a trip to the dentist with a little help from the fire brigade

Victor the polar bear from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster has been assessed and treated by vets with a little help from firefighters from South Yorkshire Fire Brigade. The 18-year old polar bear, who weighs 530 kilograms, was able to see vets with dental expertise with a little assistance from the local fire brigade. […]


What big teeth you’ve got! Dental nurse embarks on new career as a professional alligator catcher

What big teeth you’ve got! Dental nurse embarks on new career as a professional alligator catcher

She may be used to dealing with teeth, but former dental nurse, Christy Kroboth is facing a brand new challenge after swapping a career as a dental nurse for life as a professional alligator catcher. Christy started catching alligators as a hobby while she working as a dental assistant, but decided to make her passion […]


Jenny the chimp undergoes dental surgery at Copenhagen Zoo

Jenny the chimp undergoes dental surgery at Copenhagen Zoo

Keepers and vets at Copenhagen Zoo have released a video of Jenny the chimp undergoing dental surgery. Jenny, a 37-year old chimp, needed attention after keepers discovered that she was suffering from toothache. The footage captures the procedure to remove the affected tooth. Jenny was treated by specialist vets in partnership with the Hospital for […]


Zookeepers Call in Dentist to Help Gorilla with Troublesome Tooth

Zookeepers Call in Dentist to Help Gorilla with Troublesome Tooth

Zookeepers in Bristol have enlisted the help of a dental expert to treat a gorilla with a troublesome tooth. Vets at Bristol Zoo sought the expertise of Dr Alex Smithson when a routine dental check on their 36 year old gorilla flagged up symptoms of infection. Dr Smithson is dual-qualified and has experience in treating […]