Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

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 […]


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 […]