Archive for the ‘Animal Dentistry’ Category

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 […]


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 […]