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Cats are a wonderful and cherished companion for many people. Consistent evaluation of their oral cavity throughout their life is important as are vaccinations and choosing an appropriate diet/nutrition....

The oral cavity is very important to the overall health of cats. It is the first part of the digestive tract, and arguably the most important. Domestic cats are designed to have 30 permanent teeth which erupt by the time they are 7-8 months of...

How to treat a dog tooth abscess is a common question for general practitioners and board-certified veterinary dentists. It’s a question that is first answered with more questions. What is the cause of the tooth abscess?...

How many times has your veterinarian pleaded with you to brush your dog’s teeth? This task may sound daunting and even a little dangerous, but with the proper instrumentation, technique, training, and a positive mindset, it may be accomplished.

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The tongue is a unique organ that is responsible for a diverse array of functions including vocalization, prehension and swallowing of food and water, chewing (mastication), grooming, and suckling in dogs. Additionally, the tongue aids in reducing body temperature (thermoregulation) during panting.

Dogs are mischievous creatures and are always getting into trouble. As their caregivers, we often wonder how to help them when their curiosity turns wrong. It can be alarming when our canine companions are bleeding

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Saliva is constantly produced and secreted into the oral cavity from a dog’s salivary glands. Dogs have four pairs of major salivary glands and several other minor ones that drain within the oral cavity.

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