Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

Male lion undergoes dental procedure using innovative anaesthesia device developed by the NHS

Male lion undergoes dental procedure using innovative anaesthesia device developed by the NHS

A male lion living at Five Sisters Zoo in Scotland has become the world’s first animal to undergo dental surgery using an innovative anaesthesia device developed by the NHS. The lion required root canal treatment and a specialist team gathered to try out the Safira device, which was developed by clinicians based at Norfolk’s Queen […]


Skah the Bengal tiger takes a trip to the dentist

Skah the Bengal tiger takes a trip to the dentist

Skah, a seven-year-old Bengal tiger, has undergone dental treatment after cracking a tooth. One of the most popular residents at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Skah was treated by a team of expert vets led by a specialist in veterinary dentistry. Gerhard Putter, a leading European dentist who has treated a diverse range of animals during his […]


Tiger that Came for Teeth

Tiger that Came for Teeth

Kuzma, a 10-year-old Siberian tiger, has undergone dental treatment in Liverpool. The beautiful big cat is one of Knowsley Safari Park’s most popular residents. A team of veterinary experts was gathered for the procedure after a routine dental examination flagged up a number of issues. X-rays confirmed that Kuzma had a damaged root in one […]


London dentist travels thousands of miles to treat a walrus with troublesome teeth

London dentist travels thousands of miles to treat a walrus with troublesome teeth

A dentist from London has swapped his Mayfair practice for an aquarium in Russia to provide treatment for a walrus with troublesome teeth. Dr Peter Kertesz flew more than 2,500 miles to treat Nyusha the walrus after the 10-year old mammal developed a painful oral abscess. The trip took months to plan, but the actual […]


The coolest on the catwalk: Cara the tiger shows off new gold fang

The coolest on the catwalk: Cara the tiger shows off new gold fang

A tiger that was rescued from a house in Italy is sporting a brand new gold fang after undergoing treatment provided by a team of international dental experts.  Cara, a 6-year-old tiger, was saved from a house in Mugnano in 2013, and she has since settled at the Tierart Tiger Station in Massweiler, Germany. Over […]


British vet drafted in to provide dental treatment for a brown bear rescued from a private zoo in Armenia

British vet drafted in to provide dental treatment for a brown bear rescued from a private zoo in Armenia

A British vet has been called upon to provide dental treatment for a brown bear freed from captivity in a private zoo in Armenia. Paul Cassar, from Chichester, recently flew out to Yerevan in the former Soviet Union to provide dental treatment for a giant brown bear who now goes by the name of General. […]


Fabi the tiger undergoes root canal treatment in Devon

Fabi the tiger undergoes root canal treatment in Devon

Fabi, an 11-year old Sumatran tiger who lives at Paignton Zoo, got a visit from the dentist recently. The imposing, majestic animal required root canal treatment after fracturing some of the lower canine teeth. To carry out the procedure, keepers worked with veterinary dentist, Matthew Oxford to create a makeshift dental surgery in the tiger […]


Specialist vet drafted in to cure Toby the tapir’s toothache

Specialist vet drafted in to cure Toby the tapir’s toothache

Keepers at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Somerset called upon an expert with a huge amount of experience in treating larger animals with troublesome teeth to help Toby the tapir recently. Keepers at the zoo in Wraxall contacted Dr Peter Kertesz when Toby started to struggle after cracking one of his upper canine teeth. Dr […]


Ilola the lion cub undergoes dental treatment at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Ilola the lion cub undergoes dental treatment at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Dentists in Victoria, Australia had a very special patient recently. A specialist dentist joined keepers at Werribee Open Range Zoo to treat Ilola, a 12-month old lion cub who was suffering from a painful dental infection. Ilola needed four teeth extracting after it was revealed that she had developed an infection as a result of […]


Paignton Zoo baboons polish up on dental hygiene, as they are spotted flossing

Paignton Zoo baboons polish up on dental hygiene, as they are spotted flossing

It’s well documented that humans have a lot in common with members of the ape family, but most of us will never have given much thought to how monkeys take care of their teeth. Recently, in a display captured by keepers at Paignton Zoo, it became clear that it’s not just human beings who like […]