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Read the latest blog articles from Sydney Pet Dentistry. Christine contributes to this library of articles, videos and PDFs regularly so come back often.

Dr Christine Hawke Is Moving To Rosebery and Crows Nest

After almost nine years of providing a veterinary dental service together, Sydney Pet Dentistry and the Animal Referral Hospital are parting ways, with Dr Christine Hawke’s last ARH Dentistry Day being Thursday 13th September 2018. There will be no disruption to her...

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Base Narrow Canines: The Ultimate Guide

'Base narrow canines' is one of the most common conditions that I get called about in puppies. The technical name for it is 'linguoverted canines'. This problem arises a couple of different ways. One is where the lower jaw is the right length but the lower canines (or...

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My Dog Has Bad Breath!

What IS it with dog bad breath? It’s widespread enough that we use the term dog breath as an insult, yet a sign of potentially serious disease that is too often overlooked. It’s offensive enough that it can make your nose hairs curl, yet frequently ignored for years...

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Canines Has Turned a Light Shade of Pink/Grey

Dear Christine, I wonder if you could advise whether there is anything that I can do for my dog, Zac. A couple of days ago I noticed that one of his canines has turned a light shade of pink/grey. I went to see the vet I normally go to and he said that the dog was not...

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Talk to the Humans

Christine was recently invited to speak at the NSW Public Oral Health Conference in Wollongong on 11-12 May. For a change, her audience were a human dentists, rather than vets. She spoke about the world of veterinary dentistry, including some of the differences in...

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Bad Breath In Dogs – Noelene’s Testimonial

Bad breath in dogs is a very common problem. Although not a disease in itself, it is a symptom of periodontal (gum) disease. This was certainly the problem with Cleo. What Causes Bad Breath In Dogs? The smell is the accumulation of bacteria and pus around the teeth...

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