Dentistry

[a dog gets its teeth brushed]

February is National Pet Dental Health Month “Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats over 3 years old,” says Dr. Mallory Kanwal, a veterinarian who is pursuing specialization in dentistry at…
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[Dr. Mallory Kanwal and a canine dental patient]

COHAT: More Than a Pet Dental Cleaning

September 09, 2019

Pet Dental Care Improves Quality of Life When an animal visits the veterinarian for a dental cleaning, the procedure is often referred to as a “dental.” Dr. Mallory Kanwal, a second-year resident in the dentistry…
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[Dr. Katherine Kling examines a cat]

It’s Time to Get Your Pet’s Teeth Cleaned

November 19, 2018

Brushing needs to be consistent to be useful Did you get your six-month appointment reminder from your dentist recently? It’s important to keep up on those appointments for your dental health, and it’s just as…
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[horse teeth]

Horses Need to See the Dentist Too

April 21, 2018

A horse’s teeth should be examined every 6 months Just like cats and dogs, horses need oral examinations from veterinarians. The health of a horse’s mouth greatly impacts its well-being, behavior, and performance. Dr. Dennis…
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[jababy gets four root canals]

Big Cats, Little Cats Need a Dentist

February 17, 2018

Teeth Similar in Structure, Different in Care Dr. Katherine Kling is a veterinarian who typically sees dogs and cats through the dentistry service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. Recently Dr….
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[cat yawning and showing teeth]

When the Tooth Breaks, Your Pet Is in Pain

November 13, 2017

Fractured teeth always merit a trip to the veterinarian Teeth are amazingly strong! Nevertheless, when you consider that teeth are essential tools for your cat or dog, used not only for eating but for playing…
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[Dr. Krista Keller poses with a pet rabbit]

Brush Up on Dental Problems in Pet Rabbits

September 16, 2017

Rabbits’ teeth grow throughout their lifetime A diet of grass and hay is a real grind for your pet bunny’s teeth. That’s why rabbit teeth have evolved to grow continually, to accommodate the wear and…
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[Trooper the dog was born with a palatal defect]

Cleft Palate Afflicts Pets Too

July 26, 2017

Normal Life Possible for Dogs with Palatal Defect “Every 3 minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate” begins the heartrending appeal for donations to ensure that these children have access…
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