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Did You Know: Carnivores have Four Types of Teeth

by Vicki Olson - July 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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Did you know carnivores have four types of teeth with different functions.They are:

  • Incisors: cutting and nibbling food
  • Canine teeth: holding and tearing food
  • Premolars: cutting, holding, and shearing food
  • Molars: grinding food

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About Vicki Olson

Vicki Olson graduated from Bel-Rea Institution for Animal Technology, in 2003 and went on to work in a specialty hospital, in surgery for 10-years. A few years ago she received her Bachelor’s degree in marketing. She joined the VetTechPrep team in 2015, to help aid in the importance of educating and licensing veterinary technicians.


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