Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

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 When Labrador puppy Hanna, cracked her tooth on a bone a few months ago, she became withdrawn and lost her appetite.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 […]


Jo Jo the Doggy Dental Nurse Helps to Comfort Nervous Children in Illinois

Jo Jo the Doggy Dental Nurse Helps to Comfort Nervous Children in Illinois

A dental nurse with a difference is helping to make going to the dentist a little less scary for children in Illinois. Jo Jo, a six-year-old golden retriever helps to soothe anxious patients and give them a welcome distraction whilst they are in the dental chair. Jo Jo is an integral part of the team […]


Petinax the Gorilla Undergoes Root Canal Treatment at Paignton Zoo

Petinax the Gorilla Undergoes Root Canal Treatment at Paignton Zoo

Pertinax, a 28-stone gorilla who lives at Paignton Zoo, has been visited by a team of vets and dental experts. One of the UK’s largest gorillas, Pertinax was treated after routine investigations revealed a broken tooth. Vets decided that the much-loved resident needed root canal treatment and the procedure took place last week. Jo Reynard […]


Chinese Zookeeper Risks Injury to Help a Hippo with a Troublesome Tooth

Chinese Zookeeper Risks Injury to Help a Hippo with a Troublesome Tooth

A Chinese zookeeper risked life and limb to help a hippo with a troublesome tooth. The hippo, a resident of a zoo in the Yongchuan District of China, was showing signs of distress after getting bits of food and grass stuck between his teeth. Braving the animal’s tremendous teeth, the keeper stuck his arm into […]


British Dentists Called in to Treat Rescued Dancing Bears in India

British Dentists Called in to Treat Rescued Dancing Bears in India

A team of British dentists was called in to help treat a group of dancing bears in India last week. The team provided treatment for 19 sloth bears, who had been rescued by workers at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility. The bears had been mistreated and were in poor health when they were found. Many […]