It’s Pet Dental Health Month

Guess True or False to the following statements:

1. The hard smooth covering on a tooth is called the “enamel.”
2. Cats have fewer permanent adult teeth than ferrets.
3. Puppies have 14 fewer teeth than adults.
4. Another name for baby teeth is “deciduous teeth.”
5. The lower jaw is called the “mandible.”
6. The upper jaw is called the “maxilla.”
7. The large fang in a cat is called the “canine” tooth.
8. Abnormal tooth alignment is called “malocclusion.”
9. Some teeth of a dog have 3 roots.
10. The hair-like structures on the tongue of a cat are called “papillae.”
11. The condition in which the lower jaw protrudes out past the upper jaw is called “prognathism.”
12. Stomatitis is an inflammation of the soft tissues of the mouth.

1. True
2. True
3. True
4. True
5. True
6. True
7. True
8. True
9. True
10. True
11. True
12. True

0-2 Major review required
3-5 Ongoing study needed
6-8 Upgraded learning suggested
9-10 Technical knowledge applauded
11-12 Highest regards given

And now, here’s some funny pictures to add a little humor to this serious pet health issue.


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