Tooth Be Told: What To Know About Gingivitis

Celebrated every February, National Pet Dental Health month aims to bring awareness the importance of oral health care for pets.  In addition to bad breath, poor oral health can contribute to damage to the teeth and gums as well as periodontal disease, which can negatively impact the kidney, liver, and heart muscle. One common type […]

Texas A&M SAH Team Faces Unique Challenges Treating Rescued Otter

Fisher, the North American river otter, made quite a splash when he recently came to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Small Animal Hospital (SAH) for a dental procedure. Though Fisher came in for a simple tooth extraction, his veterinary team discovered a much more serious problem under the surface. […]

Don’t Brush Off Your Cat’s Dental Health

February is Pet Dental Health Month, an opportune time for pet owners to check on in the health of their furry friend’s mouth. While pet owners may be more familiar with the importance of the oral health of their dogs, cats especially are at risk for developing dental disease, so regular dental care is paramount […]

Ramadoss, Dodd Named AFS Teaching Award Recipients

The Texas A&M Association of Former Students (AFS) recognized two Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) faculty members as recipients the college-level Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching during the CVM Holiday Celebration on Dec. 11. Jayanth Ramadoss, an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology (VTPP), and Johnathon […]

February is Pet Dental Health Month

Dental health in dogs and cats may sometimes be overlooked by pet owners. However, just like humans, pets need regular dental cleanings to keep their gums and teeth healthy. As part of pet dental health month, Dr. J.R. “Bert” Dodd, a clinical professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained […]

Dental Hygiene in Dogs and Cats

Most of us know oral hygiene can play a critical role in a person’s overall health; but did you know the same applies for your furry friends? Humans schedule regular dental cleanings to keep their gums and teeth healthy, but dental health in dogs and cats may be overlooked by pet owners. Dr. J.R. “Bert” […]

Pet Dental Health Month

Your pet’s dental health is much more complex than just maintaining a dazzling, pearly white smile. Though easy to overlook, our pets’ oral hygiene should be taken very seriously. With February being Pet Dental Health Month, there is no better time to begin awareness and maintenance of your pet’s oral hygiene. “Oral hygiene has a […]

Pet Dental Health

We all know that our dental health is important. We even visit our dentist regularly to have teeth cleanings and oral exams. Keeping our teeth clean is vital to our health and well-being, and that is no different for our pets. “Ideally, you should brush your pet’s teeth daily,” states Dr. Johnathon Dodd, clinical professor […]

Dental Hygiene for Dogs

An ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure, but when it comes to your dog’s health; practicing good dental hygiene may make a ton of difference.  “In fact, an animal’s teeth may be more important to its overall health than most pet owners realize,” says Dr. J.R. “Bert” Dodd, clinical associate professor […]

How to Ensure Proper Pet Dental Care

The American Dental Association recommends that people visit the dentist annually to prevent dental problems and even more serious medical problems. According to Dr. Johnathon Dodd, clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), who runs the small animal dental suite with Thomas Koenig, registered veterinary technician II […]


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