gingival hyperplasia in dogs - enlarged dog gums - yorkie


Gingival hyperplasia, also known as gum overgrowth, is an oral disease that affects dogs, humans, and, to a lesser extent, cats. It manifests as overabundant gingival tissue, or enlarged gums, that creates “pseudo-pockets” between the gingiva and tooth surface.

dog broken tooth treatment  - dog chewing bone breaks tooth

Fractured teeth are common and typically occur when our pets chew on hard objects, like rocks, bones or antlers. Dental fractures can also occur when our pets are victims of trauma, such as being hit by a car.  When a dog tooth is broken, there are multiple treatment options to consider.



cat dental tips - cat dentists - cat with mouth open

The oral cavity is essential to the overall health of cats. They use their mouths for hunting, eating, and grooming—they may spend up to 25% of their day grooming as they are very clean creatures. In addition, the mouth is the first part of the digestive tract, so a healthy mouth supports a healthy GI tract,

cat gum disease - cats mouth with periodontal disease

Periodontal disease (gum disease) affects up to 80% of dogs and cats aged two years and older. There are also subsets of oral disease that can affect the young or juvenile feline patient. One of these conditions is called juvenile onset periodontitis.


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