Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

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 […]


Wesley the Pup Shows off New Braces After Trip to the Dentist

Wesley the Pup Shows off New Braces After Trip to the Dentist

A photograph shared by an animal hospital in America has become an internet sensation. A picture of Wesley the six month old puppy wearing his new braces has now been shared more than 270,000 times. Wesley, a golden retriever puppy, was treated at Harborfront Hospital for Animals in Spring Lake. The Michigan-based hospital posted the […]


Mandela the Lion Undergoes Treatment for an Infected Tooth at Perth Zoo

Mandela the Lion Undergoes Treatment for an Infected Tooth at Perth Zoo

One of Perth Zoo’s favourite residents has paid a visit to the dentist. Mandela was taken out of his enclosure on Wednesday and relocated so he could receive treatment for an infected tooth. The 13 year old male lion had not shown any signs of discomfort, but a routine dental check-up flagged up an infected […]


Dental Vets Carry Out Root Canal Treatment on 28 Stone Gorilla

Dental Vets Carry Out Root Canal Treatment on 28 Stone Gorilla

A team of vets has carried out root canal treatment on one of the UK’s largest gorillas. Pertinax, a 28 stone silverback gorilla, was treated at Paignton Zoo last week. Vet Jo Raynard was part of a team of vets who treated Pertinax. Jo said the procedure was recommended following examinations that revealed Pertinax had a fractured tooth. […]


Khan the Tiger All Smiles After Tooth Extraction Procedure

Khan the Tiger All Smiles After Tooth Extraction Procedure

 One of the most popular residents of Bristol’s Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is smiling again after receiving treatment for a troublesome cracked canine. Male tiger Khan, who weighs 32 stone, was treated by a specialist vet after he cracked his 5-inch razor sharp canine tooth.  The procedure was carried out by Dr Peter Kertesz from […]


Narooma Rescue Dog Gets Braces

Narooma Rescue Dog Gets Braces

A local dog from Narooma, Australia, has a new grin after Narooma Vet Hospital veterinarian Chris Spurgeon created a pair of braces for him to move an incorrectly positioned tooth. Animal Welfare League supporters Brigitte and Gabe Eichler rescued Toby, but discovered he had a lower fang tooth that was growing upwards into the roof […]


Dental Expert Called in to Remove Decayed Tooth from Spotted Hyena at Perth Zoo

Dental Expert Called in to Remove Decayed Tooth from Spotted Hyena at Perth Zoo

A dental specialist was called in to help a team of vets working in a very high pressured situation at Perth Zoo recently, when 15-year old spotted hyena Kigana required tooth extraction treatment. A team of four keepers carried the 50-kilogram hyena to the operating table after he was sedated using a dart. As the […]