Archives: General Health

‘Missing’ Teeth can be a BIG Problem

What you don’t see can seriously hurt you. If you notice your pet is missing a tooth, it can be a serious problem. It is exceedingly common for teeth to be absent in our pets. Vets in Markham see these problems frequently. Especially smaller breed dogs don’t have all the teeth and the tooth is truly missing, while in others … Read More »

Discoloured Teeth are a Sign of Disease

Discolored Pet Teeth Any pet tooth that is not the normal color is almost certainly dead and infected. This means that teeth which are purple, yellow, grey, or brown are very likely to be a significant problem for your pet. In fact, it is estimated that 93% of discolored teeth are dead and infected, which means that can be painful … Read More »

Broken Pet Teeth

Broken (fractured) teeth are a very common occurrence in dogs and cats according to the veterinarians in Markham. Pet teeth can break due to trauma (hit by a car, ball, or rock) or due to chewing on hard objects. Any pet tooth can break, however some teeth are more commonly fractured than others, such as the canine (fang) teeth in … Read More »

Is your pet bored?

Living these busy lives of ours means often pets are left at home when owners go to work or spend a great deal of time outside of the house because of things such as school or family commitments. Many times, these pets suffer from insufficient physical and mental stimulation. Rather than whine about there being nothing to do, your pet … Read More »

Abscessed Pet Teeth

An abscessed tooth is an advanced form of an infected tooth, and is most commonly seen on the upper jaw just below the dog or cat’s eye. This condition is usually caused by a fractured tooth that has been infected by the oral bacteria and the tooth eventually dies. The bacteria will travel through the infected root canal system and … Read More »

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