Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

Kent vets save pufferfish whose teeth were so long she couldn’t eat

Kent vets save pufferfish whose teeth were so long she couldn’t eat

Vets in Kent have successfully treated a pufferfish who was at risk of starving. The team at Sandhole Veterinary Centre trimmed Goldie the pufferfish’s teeth to enable her to eat. Goldie, a porcupine pufferfish, needed treatment to reduce the size of her teeth after her owner noticed that she wasn’t eating properly. Mark Byatt, from […]


Barbie the chimpanzee undergoes dental surgery in Dudley

Barbie the chimpanzee undergoes dental surgery in Dudley

Barbie, a 43-year-old chimpanzee who lives at Dudley Zoo and Castle, has received a visit from the dentist. Keepers noticed that the chimp’s gums were swollen and red above two of her top teeth and started monitoring her closely. They liaised with the zoo’s veterinary team and sent photographs to a specialist dentist, who decided […]


Sisu the polar bear receives a visit from the dentist

Sisu the polar bear receives a visit from the dentist

Sisu, a popular resident of the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, received a visit from the dentist recently. The 600-kg polar bear had a broken tooth, which was at risk of becoming infected. To prevent a dental abscess and ensure Sisu was feeling fit and well, the team at the wildlife park enlisted the help of specialist […]


Stoke dental nurse launches new business selling healthy treats for dogs

Stoke dental nurse launches new business selling healthy treats for dogs

A dental nurse from Kidsgrove, near Stoke, has launched a new online business selling healthy, natural treats for dogs. Lucy Reynolds, 35, decided to set up her own business after taking steps to try and reduce plastic consumption at home. Lucy quickly realised that the supplies she was buying for her three dogs were contributing […]


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. […]