Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

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 […]


Animal Dentist Opens Surgery for Big Cats

Animal Dentist Opens Surgery for Big Cats

As well as tigers, lions and jaguars, Brazilian animal dentist Dr Roberto Fecchio has also worked on the smiles of elephants, hippos and rhinos. But focusing his work on fearsome felines, he has now launched a new practice especially for big cats. 35 year old Dr Fecchio aims to improve not just oral hygiene, but the […]


Playful puppy has a new lease of life thanks to cutting edge bionic dental treatment

Playful puppy has a new lease of life thanks to cutting edge bionic dental treatment

A playful puppy has a new lease of life thanks to cutting-edge bionic dental treatment. When Labrador puppy Hanna, cracked her tooth on a bone a few months ago, she became withdrawn and lost her appetite. Now, thanks to pioneering treatment carried out by researchers and dental professionals from the University of Santos, Hanna is […]


Lucha the Elephant Gets a Visit from the Dentist

Lucha the Elephant Gets a Visit from the Dentist

Lucha, a 33 year old elephant who lives at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, was paid a visit from the dentist recently after keepers noticed she had gone off her food. The female Asian elephant wasn’t eating and when keepers alerted vets, they found that she had a wobbly tooth, which had become infected. After finding the […]


Big Cats Pay a Visit to the Dentist in Center Point

Big Cats Pay a Visit to the Dentist in Center Point

A team of volunteers enjoyed a dental date with some of the world’s most treasured species last weekend (April 16th and 17th). A team of vets, technicians and nurses gathered at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center to treat a host of big cats in need of dental attention. During the course of the weekend, the […]