Author: Carefree Animal Dentistry

As veterinary dental and oral surgery specialists we are often asked about anesthesia. Many pet parents will express their concern for their pet’s safety during anesthesia. Some of them will have had previous bad experiences or have friends that have had bad experiences with anesthesia...

COHAT is an acronym for Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment. It is synonymous with “teeth cleaning,” “pet dental cleaning,” and/or “prophy.” Many, if not most humans, practice some form of daily personal oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing, water flossing, and/or mouthwashes/rinses. Our pets seem to...

We, as veterinary dental specialists, are often approached by the panicked pet parent inquiring what they can or should do because their dog (or cat) fractured a tooth. On the flip side, we are frequently asked “Why should we treat that broken tooth? My dog...

Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis (FCGS) is a severe inflammatory disease of the oral mucosa in cats. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, as there are multiple factors involved in its development. The inciting factor is likely an abnormal response to plaque bacteria. Plaque is a...