Questions tagged [dental-care]

Of, or relating to, the ongoing oral health of pets.

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I can keep the dog from time to time it is loyal [closed]

I want to raise a dog to take care of it when I get home from work. Many people advised me to buy a dog from the time he was born over 2 months old.
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Can cookies clean teeth?

I have this cookies for dogs. I would like to know if it's true that can clean teeth.
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What's wrong with this cat's mouth?

This is a street cat I have come across. Its two lower canines seem like protruding outward, instead of pointing upward as they normally do here they point almost horizontally. Its mouth is always ...
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How do I play with my dog after her teeth get removed

My 9 year old Pomeranium/Shih Tzu mix is getting her teeth removed soon, she's not particularly old and is still very hyperactive and loves to play and run around. But all of her favourite games ...
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Old cat drooling profusely - teeth problems - what to do at home?

I have an almost 20-year old female cat cat (spayed if it matters) that was a rescue and has lived with me for the last 10 years or so. She is pretty much deaf now (this doesn't bother her really). ...
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Does my cat need to see a Veterinarian for his teeth?

I have a three year old cat who recently began swallowing some of his dry food without chewing. I brush his teeth with enzymatic toothpaste every two to three days on average. I attached two photos of ...
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Accommodations for a dog that is missing teeth

I'm looking at adopting a dog. A shelter had removed most or all of the teeth from the dog's lower jaw (there may be a couple of teeth left). Some teeth may be missing from the upper jaw as well. ...
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Where do puppy teeth go when they drop?

As a small human, losing a tooth was a bit of an adventure. While I kinda took it for granted, I realised, about 13 years down the road that I'd never actually seen my dog's teeth when they dropped (...
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Cat has bad tooth and won't eat but vet won't remove tooth if she isn't eating

My cat has a very bad rotten mouth with an abscess. We noticed about 5 days ago when she stopped eating, and so we took her to the vet twice. She got a shot of antibiotics and painkillers that we give ...
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Why is my puppies tooth gray?

I noticed that my puppy Angie (3 months) has a little gray tooth. I don't give her candies or sweet food, I just feed her milk powder and croquettes for puppies. Why does she have a gray tooth? Is ...
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Dog with lint stuck on tooth

When I was at work my dog destroyed his blanket. He was stuck at through his tooth. I cut the blanket and set him free. However there's a small lint of the blanket in one of his teeth. I'm not able to ...
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How to deal with dogs dental issues?

My girlfriend has a 6 year old Chihuahua/Pug named Willow. She has HORRIBLE breathe! The worst I have ever smelled in a dog. I always said "this is not normal, go get this checked out", and my ...
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Plants for cat dental health?

I've had a large patch of wheat grass (cat grass) growing that my cats mostly enjoyed chewing on more than eating. Unfortunately one cat frequently ate way too much and threw up so it needed to be ...
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What treats are safe for horses?

The care of horses can be opinionated and there is a lot of varying ideas about what is safe for horses to have as treats and the quantities. So the question is: What treats are safe for horses and ...
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How to take care of my dog's teeth?

My 2 year old dog is starting to have yellow teeth, especially the ones in the back of his jaws. I was wondering, what is the right way to take care of a dog's teeth without overdoing it? I want my ...
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Is my cat pulling its fur out due to a lack of teeth?

My cat has begun to pull his fur out while grooming. At first, I thought it might be an allergic reaction, as was indicated by a Google search, but I have since dismissed that theory. My cat is not ...
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How can I clean my Shih Tzu's teeth if we're fearful of anesthesia?

Our dog is the best thing we got. He is generally healthy. He turns 10 in May. His teeth, especially his underbite front row (quite common for Shih Tzus), are getting brown. If you open his mouth ...
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At what age do kittens lose baby teeth?

A friend of mine has a kitten and thinks she found what may be a tooth by his food bowl. Do kittens have baby teeth that fall out like human baby teeth, and at what age does this happen?
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How costly are dental procedures on dogs?

We are planning to adopt a couple of older dogs, and are concerned that they may have dental problems. I am wondering, what types of dental procedures are generally done on dogs, and are they ...
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Should I worry about my cat chewing scissor handles?

Ginger has recently started chewing on scissor handles. It is a recent habit because the scissors used to be scattered about in random places and I recently collected them into a holding container (so ...
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Cat dental proceedure

I have an older cat with a "bad mouth". She has two fangs and no other real teeth. Her gums are somewhat inflamed (the vet showed me that when he opened her mouth). At the time he suggested ...
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How effective are cat/dog dental water additives?

My mom swears by a water additive that claims to help with dental care (similar to Healthy Mouth, just a different brand). They're not something I know a lot about, but I do know that my cat has ...
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Why do some dogs have more plaque than others?

I have four dogs. Three of them have pretty "clean" mouths meaning they are fairly plaque free. Maintaining good dental health for them is fairly easy by occasionally cleaning their teeth and making ...
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What different things can I do to keep my dogs teeth clean?

One of my dogs has a "dirtier" mouth than my others. He hates me brushing his teeth. I'll keep doing that anyway, but what other things have you tried that have helped keep your dog's teeth clean?
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How do I retrain my 8 year-old Shih Tzu to tolerate tooth brushing?

My eight year-old, female Shih Tzu (Lucy) has always balked at getting her teeth brushed, and it has gotten to the point where she refuses - no matter what treats or approach I take. Any advice?
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Is it a bad sign if my cat has bad breath?

My cat has bad breath, e.g. when yawning. Is that normal or is it a sign that he might have dental or digestive issues? Apart from that I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary. His menu mainly ...
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Is dry food better for a pets teeth?

I had always heard that dry food was better for my dog and cat because it helps keep their teeth clean, I even remember TV commercials about dry treats that would clean the dog’s teeth. In the ...
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What bad breath solutions exist for dogs?

Specialized canine toothpaste is expensive. Can anyone recommend an alternative to brushing with toothpaste to cure a dog's bad breath?