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Abnormal number of teeth

The standard of 42 teeth is normal for all adult dogs, whether large or small breed. An exception is the hairless breeds, such as the Chinese Crested, beca...

Abscessed Roots

Root abscesses can affect any of the teeth, but the ones most commonly involved are the canines and the upper fourth premolars....


Cavities are not common in dogs. When present, they usually form at the gum line and are related to periodontal disease. They can also occur on the crown o...

Cleft Palate

Cleft palate is a birth defect caused by incomplete fusion of the two sides of the palate. Harelip is the result of incomplete development of the upper lip...

Collapsed Nostrils

Collapsed Nostrils occur in puppies of the brachycephalic (A skull that is relatively broad and short) breeds, including Pugs, Pekingnese, Bulldogs, Boston...

Collie Nose

This is a weepy, crusty dermatitis that affects Collies, Australian Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, and related breeds. In the US it is seen most commonly i...

Drooling Excessively

Some degree of drooling is normal in dogs, particularly in breeds with loose, pendulous lips. Excessive drooling is called hypersalivation....

Enamel Damage

Some dogs will have damage to the enamel covering of their teeth. This may be developmental, or may be associated with disease, such as distemper or other ...