More veterinary clinics are offering dental radiography but not all have embraced the policy of doing whole-mouth intra-oral dental radiographs in all patients. This post outlines why they should.
Through human intervention dogs (and to some degree, cats) come in a staggering array of shapes and sizes. Many of these “man-made” breeds come with serious health concerns directly related to their unnatural anatomy. While breeders bear some responsibility for producing these animals, they are really only responding to consumer demand. If we want animals to be bred to be healthier, we need to stop buying deformed/dysfunctional animals.
Lingually displaced (base narrow) lower canine teeth is a common malocclusion in dogs that can cause serious and painful damage to the roof of the pet’s mouth. Ball Therapy is a very simple, almost-free and low-risk treatment option that can work very well in the right circumstances. As with just about any medical intervention, proper case selection and timing are crucial for success.