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tooth grinding in dogs - dogs mouth

Tooth grinding in dogs and cats, or bruxism, occurs when the top teeth rub against the bottom teeth in a side-to-side motion vs. up and down. Constant grinding of teeth will cause dental wear (attrition) and can lead to discomfort of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

 

cat gum health - cat relaxing on back

Your cat’s gum health is a key component to her overall health and happiness. It is important to keep an eye on her oral hygiene and to be familiar with the most common signs of health or gum disease. By being aware of your cat’s gum health, you can avoid the painful, potentially life-threatening, and costly issues associated with gum disease in your cat.

veterinary dentists in Loveland - dog friendly loveland co

Hello, my name is MooShu and I am a 10-year-old Pekingese.

And my name is Hazel Grace and I don’t know how old I am or what kind of dog I am.

We moved to Fort Collins, Colorado last year and we absolutely love it! Our mom, MJ Redman, works at Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists in Loveland where she is a veterinary dentist and oral surgeon.

  

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.

Why is Good Oral Health Important for Your Pet?

 

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