Dear Dogtor Gracie, I pride myself on being a working cat—I knock things off shelves to make it easier for my owner to dust; I protect the family from rodents; and I randomly scratch people to help keep them on their toes. I read your posts about working dogs sometimes getting crowns for broken teeth so they can do their job but I didn’t see any cats represented. What gives? -werkingcat Dear Werking Cat, Well the line of work these dogs do is a bit different than yours (but keep up the good work!) and requires strong sturdy teeth. While a small number of dentists might offer a crown for a cat, in my opinion, there is little need for that. The only teeth that can have root canals in cats are the canine teeth, and they are so small that removing a portion of them for crown preparation would be detrimental. The good news is that domestic cats can live very easily without their canines as they don’t have to kill prey. (Even though you may feel like you have to.) -Dogtor Gracie ...

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Happy hump/palatine uvula (aka dangly thing in the back of your throat) day!! Fun fact: dogs and cats do NOT have uvulas! Which is maybe why this cat is so excited to see one. 😁 #Repost @theoatmeal #dentalhumor #happyhumpday #palatineuvula #catdentist #asinthecatisthedentist #mypetssmile ...

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Way to notice that tooth, Mom! We’re so grateful you have an attentive family, Rocky. Hope your mouth is feeling better than ever! #Repost @akitarocky127 ・・・ While my mom was brushing my teeth she discovered that my upper left canine had a strange light purple discoloration. I was taken to the vet who confirmed that the canine was dying. The vet referred me to an oral surgeon who’s performing a root canal to save my tooth today. I’m at @mypetssmile Wish me luck! #akita #rootcanal #specialist #veterinaryspecialist #teamwork #mypetssmile #veterinarydentist #akitasofinstagram #akitaworld ...

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🚨 FOSTER SMILE ALERT 🚨 This irresistible dude is currently being fostered by @noelaniig through @fresnobullyrescue and we cannot get enough of him! Please go check him out—his back end is just as cute as his front. Love you, Wyatt! 😘 #Repost @noelaniig ・・・ Hi!!! @fresnobullyrescue #adoptfosterrescue #foster #smile #socute #wyatt #adoptablesmile #adoptthissmile #mypetssmile ...

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