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When I was in private practice, I used to see a lot of grass seed foreign bodies between the toes of dogs.  These nasty seeds (aka foxtails) can migrate between the toes and cause significant pain and discomfort.  Even worse, they don't migrate out but...

Many dog and cat breeds have been over-bred/inbred to the point that undesirable malocclusions have reared their ugly face!  I have seen an alarming amount of overbites and underbites that cause tremendous pain and discomfort for a puppy.  Please make sure your veterinarian examines in...

I have had the tremendous pleasure of speaking to not only local, state, and national veterinary medical organizations, but also to community groups such as obedience clubs, specific breed clubs, and humane society organizations. Veterinary dentistry is my passion, so if you would like me to...

[caption id="attachment_2614" align="alignleft" width="231"] Abrasions on the distal (rear) part of the upper and lower canine teeth. This leads to extreme fatigue and possible tooth fracture (break) when stressed.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2615" align="alignright" width="150"] Full coverage crown on the upper (maxillary) canine and 3/4 crown on the...

The American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) has a very informative website ( http://avdc.org/AFD/ ) solely dedicated to addressing the veterinary and pet owner concerns regarding Anesthetic-Free Dentistry (AFD).  I highly recommend you read this to better understand why it is important to have your family...

Do you know how many pet owners actually brush their pet's teeth? 50%? 25%? 15%?  Try much, much less. A recent study indicates that only 5% of pet owners actually brush their pet's teeth. So my next thought is – if you don't brush, what can you do? You, the...

One of the most common discussions among our Dental Specialist E-group is the explosion of deer and elk antlers in pet stores, and the deleterious effect they are having on dog's teeth. The most common tooth to be fractured is the maxillary 4th premolar tooth,...

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