Today's Daily Dose: Extraction for aggression?


Veterinary dentist Dr. Daniel Carmichael weighs in on whether tooth extraction is viable for treating an aggressive dog.

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“If the owners have tried to address the aggressive behavior through behavior modification and, ideally, consultation with a veterinary behaviorist, but these attempts have failed, then I would recommend the following. I would extract all incisor, canine, and premolar teeth (except for the maxillary fourth premolars).”

-Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC

From Just Ask the Expert: Is tooth extraction an acceptable treatment for aggression?



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