Dental disease is a common problem in dogs and cats. A study of North American pets showed a 20% incidence of calculus and/or gingivitis in dogs of all ages, while 24% and 13% of cats of all ages had calculus and gingivitis, respectively.1 Dental disease in older pets is especially common, and as pets age, the incidence of dental disease increases. One study identified periodontitis in 82% of dogs aged 6 to 8 years and in 96% of dogs aged 12 to 14 years.2 Dietary strategies to promote dental health have been established and can be useful additions to a complete home oral care regimen.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Compendium: Continuing Education For Veterinarians|
|State||Published - Sep 2010|
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