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Canine Papilloma Virus - dog mouth warts

Papilloma Virus, also known as the wart virus, causes papillomas or small, benign tumors in different species. It’s important to note that Canine Papilloma Virus (CPV)  is specific to dogs and is not transmissible to humans. CPV occurs most commonly in young dogs whose immune system is not fully developed. 

 

veterinary dentistry castle pines

I have lived in the Douglas County, Colorado area for most of my adult life. After beginning my career in veterinary dentistry at Animal Care Centers of Castle Pines, I started looking for fun local activities for our family and two dogs. Castle Pines and Castle Rock are two of the largest communities in Douglas County and have some of the best dog-friendly activities in all of Colorado.

dog baby teeth - puppy and kitten hugging

A dog or cat’s baby teeth are also known as deciduous teeth or primary teeth. Have you ever felt those sharp little needle teeth when playing with puppies and kittens? Those are their deciduous teeth. Much like humans, dogs and cats have two sets of dentition: primary and permanent. Deciduous teeth begin erupting when your canine or feline is around 3-4 weeks of age. 

overbites in dogs - shepherd against a blue background

Occlusion is defined as the relationship between the teeth of the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandibles (lower jaw). When this relationship is abnormal a malocclusion results and is also called an abnormal bite or an overbite in dogs and cats. The mouth is split into quadrants: left maxilla, right maxilla, left mandible and right mandible. Each quadrant of the mouth in both dogs and cats contains incisors (I), canines (C), premolars (PM) and molars (M).  

Why is Good Oral Health Important for Your Pet?

 

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