Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

Therapy Dogs Are Used to Help Children with Autism at the Dentist

Therapy Dogs Are Used to Help Children with Autism at the Dentist

A dental clinic in Santiago, Chile helps children with autism worried about dental appointments with the help of specially trained therapy dogs. For young children, dental appointments can be worrying, but for some children with autism, they can be terrifying, which can lead to them having to be sedated. The noise of the dental instruments, […]


Jamran the sun bear gets a visit from the dentist in Perth

Jamran the sun bear gets a visit from the dentist in Perth

Jamran, a sun bear who lives at Perth Zoo, received a visit from the dentist recently. The 17-year old sun bear, who was born in Cambodia, was rescued by the Free the Bears centre after being trapped by poachers before he arrived in Western Australia. Jamran sustained a significant injury and lost a toe after […]


Tomo the lion undergoes scans after developing dental infection

Tomo the lion undergoes scans after developing dental infection

Tomo, a 450lb lion living at the Columbus Zoo, Ohio, has undergone scans after developing a dental infection. When Tomo displayed symptoms of sore gums, the zoo team decided to investigate and put their brand new CAT scan into action. The scanner provides incredibly detailed internal images and the zoo is one of just six […]


Cedar Falls Dentist Gets a New Puppy “Assistant”

Cedar Falls Dentist Gets a New Puppy “Assistant”

A dental clinic in Cedar Falls, Iowa has gotten itself a special “assistant” to help patients brave dental phobia and nerves. Her name is Maya, and she is a chocolate-Labrador mix and is four months old. She was rescued from a rescue home in Missouri and is currently training to be a therapy dog. Currently […]


Huckleberry the black bear undergoes root canal surgery in California

Huckleberry the black bear undergoes root canal surgery in California

Huckleberry the black bear has undergone root canal treatment. The much-loved bear, a resident at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo in California, was treated by specialist animal dentist, Dr David Fagan. Dr Fagan and his team worked on Huckleberry for four hours, tending to his oral health needs and treating a number of infected teeth […]


Orkney farmer rushes Shetland pony to the dentist

Orkney farmer rushes Shetland pony to the dentist

A farmer in Orkney rushed her Shetland pony to the dentist recently after noticing symptoms of dental distress. Emily-Jane Donaldson became concerned about Ruby, her miniature Shetland pony and didn’t want to take any chances. Thinking on her feet, she bundled Ruby into the boot of her car and made an 8-mile trip to Kirkwall, […]


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 […]