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Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a medical condition caused by decreased production of saliva. Numerous salivary glands contribute to salivary flow, which functions to cleanse the teeth, provide moisture to the oral cavity, lubricate food for swallowing, and helps maintain a normal pH balance...

Jaw fractures can occur in a split second and are always traumatic for both the pet and the pet owner. Most commonly, jaw fractures occur due to trauma or result from periodontal disease.

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Shopping for pet toys is always fun, whether it be for dogs or cats! Squeaking, crinkling, jingling, or bouncing seems to be a big part of the decision making process. One factor you might not consider with buying a toy or chew is...

Medical visits can be stress-inducing for numerous species, including our canine companions. Anxiety can lead to unruly behaviors that may impede a thorough physical exam. Fortunately, there are options for how to calm your dog’s anxiety at the vet.

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Giving our cats and dogs medication always tends to cause some anxiety among pet owners. When oral surgery is involved, this can increase that worry. As a vet dentistry clinic in Colorado Springs, we want to discuss the many options for how to...

Oral Neoplasia (cancer) accounts for 10% of all tumors in cats. Approximately 90% of oral tumors in the cat are malignant. If you discover an oral mass in your kitty’s mouth, you should always bring her in for an evaluation due to their...

Oral Neoplasia (cancer) accounts for 6% of all tumors in the dog. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common oral tumor seen in cats and the second most common oral tumor seen in dogs.

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Oral cancer accounts for 6 percent of all tumors in dogs. Approximately 45 percent of oral tumors in the dog are malignant. Oral masses should always have an evaluation due to the high rate of malignancy.

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It can mean many different things when we say a dog or a cat has a tooth abscess. Oxford defines an abscess as “a swollen area in a body tissue containing pus.” While an abscess always results from a bacterial infection, not all...