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The Complexity of Pet Dental Disease

Veterinary researchers agree that gingivitis and periodontitis are the most common diseases affecting pets. What is not clear from the research is the specific cause of these conditions. Consistently effective strategies are also lacking. Food type, dental specific food, chewing activities, teeth brushing activities, and salivary characteristics are cited as interventions, but no individual treatment yields consistent results. Pet dental health appears to require multiple strategies and consistent commitment on the part of the owner. The Incidence Periodontitis affliction as high as 80 percent in dogs 6 years or older, and almost 96 percent in dogs 12 years or older has been reported in...