Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

Chimps at Wellington Zoo Undergo Dental Treatment

Chimps at Wellington Zoo Undergo Dental Treatment

Two of Wellington Zoo’s most popular residents have undergone dental treatment. Samantha the chimp and her baby daughter, Malika, were treated by vets at the zoo earlier this week. Samantha, a 28 year old chimpanzee, had four teeth removed under general anaesthetic. Her keeper, Kate Baker, said that Samantha was suffering from decay and needed […]


Brave Dentist Holds His Nerve to perform Dental Surgery on a Lion

Brave Dentist Holds His Nerve to perform Dental Surgery on a Lion

An Australian dentist has held his nerve and successfully operated on Harare, a lion from Melbourne Zoo. Dr Stephen Coles, a specialist dental vet, had to operate on the 180 kg lion after one of his teeth broke off at the gum and the root of the tooth became infected. The lion was unable to […]


Gum Disease Rife Among Family Pets

Gum Disease Rife Among Family Pets

According to veterinarians, periodontal disease is one of the most common illnesses among small animals. Vets estimate that around 75% of dogs suffer from gum disease, but many owners may be unaware of their dog’s condition until the symptoms are advanced, causing their pet a lot of pain. Symptoms to look out for include bad […]


Living Desert Cheetah Undergoes Dental Treatment

Living Desert Cheetah Undergoes Dental Treatment

A cheetah at The Living Desert in California has been given much-needed dental treatment. Topaz, the 13-year-old female cheetah, underwent root canal treatment at the Tennity Wildlife and Conservation Center, making her the third of the zoo’s three cheetahs to have root canal treatment. Topaz was anaesthetised during the procedure and she did not move […]


Floyd the Neglected Dog Requires Urgent Dental Treatment

Floyd the Neglected Dog Requires Urgent Dental Treatment

An Old English Sheepdog, that was rescued by an animal charity, requires urgent dental treatment, as well as medical treatment and plenty of tender loving care. Representatives from the charity said that Floyd represented one of the worst cases of animal neglect they had ever seen. The Old English Sheepdog had been severely neglected and […]


Vets urge dog owners to arrange regular dental checks

Vets urge dog owners to arrange regular dental checks

Vets in Ipswich, Queensland are urging dog owners to arrange regular dental checks for their pets. The warning comes as vet surgeries across Australia celebrate Pet Dental Health Month, a campaign which is designed to raise awareness of the importance of oral health checks for pets. The annual campaign, which runs throughout August, is designed […]


Bromsgrove Vet offering Free Dental Checks for Dogs

Bromsgrove Vet offering Free Dental Checks for Dogs

Townsend Vets in Bromsgrove and Droitwich are inviting pet owners to bring their dogs for a free dental check-up in June, as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of pet oral health. The check-ups will be provided free of charge throughout the month of June and owners will also receive a Pedigree treat […]


Pedigree set to launch Dental Care Month

Pedigree set to launch Dental Care Month

Dog food giant, Pedigree, is preparing to launch this year’s Dental Care Month campaign to raise awareness of oral health for dogs. Figures show that a very high proportion of dogs suffer from gum disease and many owners are unaware that dogs need regular dental care. It is estimated that 4 out of 5 dogs […]


May, the Miracle Poodle, prepares for Dental Surgery

May, the Miracle Poodle, prepares for Dental Surgery

A poodle that was scooped up by a bird of prey and dropped onto the roof of a nursing home in British Columbia, is preparing for dental surgery. May, nicknamed the ‘miracle poodle’ will undergo dental surgery today. Nurses discovered May after she fell from a great height and members of the public have donated […]


Dental trip for Walker the polar bear

Dental trip for Walker the polar bear

Walker the polar bear, from Highland Wildlife Park in Kinguisse, Scotland, has undergone dental treatment for a troublesome tooth. The 38 stone bear was treated after staff at the wildlife park noticed that his jaw was swollen. The 2 year old polar bear was given a course of antibiotics but the swelling did not heal […]