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First things first:  When you see an oral mass in the mouth of a dog or cat, biopsy it as soon as possible.  Get a representative biopsy of the mass without interrupting the architecture around the mass.  Smaller masses may be able to be removed...

A study of discolored teeth in dogs showed that 92% of those teeth were non-vital (dead).  These teeth studied had been entirely discolored in shades of pink, purple, grey or tan.  This study evaluated the discolored tooth via dental radiography as well as evaluating the...

The world is experiencing a crisis with regard to the overuse of antibiotics, and veterinarians are among those using them unwisely. We tend to use them without judicious consideration of the consequences. We are now 'paying the piper' with regard to antibiotic resistance in humans,...

When infected teeth are extracted, many vets will say that they intentionally didn't close the area to allow for pus or debris to be drained.  Unfortunately, this myth can have severe consequences with regard to the healing of the extraction site, and can even cause...

A tooth fracture, regardless of being minor (dentin only) or severe (into the pulp cavity), can be discomforting to your pet. It is obvious that a broken tooth that enters the pulp cavity can be extremely painful. However, even when the dentin is only exposed,...

Dr. G did a podcast with Dr. William Kinney, one of the foremost DVM's on pet health insurance coverage.  He has written books on the subject and is well-respected among his peers.  The discussion went over common dental problems facing dogs and cats as well...

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