Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

Chack the Jaguar Undergoes Root Canal Treatment at Akron Zoo

Chack the Jaguar Undergoes Root Canal Treatment at Akron Zoo

Vets from Akron Zoo and local dentists from Ohio have carried out root canal treatment on Chack the jaguar. Zoo vet Dr Kim Cook was joined by local dentists Drs Lisa and Nelson Petrov to carry out the procedure. Chack had broken a canine and keepers spotted it during a daily health check. The zoo’s […]


Kelly the Giraffe Undergoes Dental Treatment at Blair Drummond Safari Park

Kelly the Giraffe Undergoes Dental Treatment at Blair Drummond Safari Park

Vets at Blair Drummond Safari Park have carried out dental treatment on Kelly, a 14 year old giraffe. Keepers and vets decided to carry out checks after they noticed that Kelly was having difficulty chewing her food properly. They thought there may be a problem with one of her molars, which was affecting her ability […]


Rescue Lions in Lima Undergo Dental Surgery

Rescue Lions in Lima Undergo Dental Surgery

Vets have carried out dental surgery on two lions, who were rescued from a circus in Lima. King and Simba were rescued from a circus by Animal Defenders, a charity that campaigns for the safe treatment of animals, based in Los Angeles. King was struggling to eat properly because he had the majority of his teeth removed, while […]


Amir the Sumatran Tiger Undergoes Dental Treatment to Fix Chipped Tooth

Amir the Sumatran Tiger Undergoes Dental Treatment to Fix Chipped Tooth

A nine year old Sumatran tiger from Howletts Wild Animal Park has undergone dental treatment to fix three chipped teeth. Amir, one of the park’s most popular residents, was treated at the on-site hospital by Peter Kertesz, a Harley Street dentist who has expertise in treating canine teeth. Amir had three chipped teeth, which required […]


Animal Charity Urges Pet Owners To Focus On Dental Health As National Pet Smile Month Campaign Launches

Animal Charity Urges Pet Owners To Focus On Dental Health As National Pet Smile Month Campaign Launches

Leading animal welfare charity, PDSA, is urging pet owners to focus on oral health this month, as the National Pet Smile Month campaign launches. Senior vet from the PDSA, Elaine Pendlebury, said that dental disease is among the most common preventable illnesses in dogs and cats and sadly, many pet owners do not realise that […]


Decayed Tooth May Have Been The Root Cause Of Polar Bear Attack

Decayed Tooth May Have Been The Root Cause Of Polar Bear Attack

A polar bear which killed a schoolboy from Salisbury, suffered a decayed tooth, causing it to be overly aggressive and unpredictable according to a recent inquest. The attack happened in August 2011, while Eton pupil Horacio Chapple was on the Svalbard islands during an adventure holiday. The bear is said to have gone on a […]


Hampstead Dentists Take Part in ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’

Hampstead Dentists Take Part in ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’

A group of dentists were joined by their four-legged friends for a day at the dental practice last week as part of ‘bring your dog to work day’. The scheme was set up by LoveSniffys, a local firm, which produces healthy treats for dogs, with the aim of raising money for a number of animal […]


Animal Dental Practice Celebrates 10 Years Conquering Patients Fears

Animal Dental Practice Celebrates 10 Years Conquering Patients Fears

Dr Mark Boulcott ‘The dentist with a difference’ is celebrating ten years of care for dental phobia patients, with a little help from some barnyard friends. His practice started in Herbrandston, Wales and stands on the Old Rectory grounds while he served with the army as a dental surgeon at Brawdy. The challenge of ‘unique […]


Longleat Gorilla Dies After Undergoing Treatment For Dental Abscess

Longleat Gorilla Dies After Undergoing Treatment For Dental Abscess

One of Longleat’s most popular animals has died, keepers have confirmed. Boulas, a 27 year old Silverback gorilla weighing 200 kilograms, died this week after developing complications following a standard procedure to treat a dental abscess. A post-mortem has yet to be carried out but keepers fear that Boulas may have had another abscess in […]


Primate Experts At Chester Zoo Use Dental Checks To Help Researchers In Asia

Primate Experts At Chester Zoo Use Dental Checks To Help Researchers In Asia

Primate experts at Chester Zoo are carrying out regular dental checks on orangutans to aid research projects in Malaysia and Indonesia. Experts at the zoo are using dental checks to establish the animals’ ages and this information is helping researchers thousands of miles away who are working on conservation projects to save orangutans and increase […]