Pet Dental Health Quiz
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Pet Dental Quiz
The following statements regarding the mouth and teeth of dogs and cats may be true, or we may be mouthing utter nonsense. Take this true or false quiz to determine your 'oral' knowledge. Good luck.
Pet Dental Quiz
  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.


Answers Answers to oral quiz


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