Periodontal disease in dogs
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Published by Royal Canin USA, Inc. in St. Charles, MO .
Written in English


  • Dogs -- Diseases,
  • Periodontal disease,
  • Dogs -- Nutrition,
  • Dogs -- Food

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Other titlesFocus (Special edition)
Statement[authors, Cecilia Gorrel ... etc.].
ContributionsGorrel, Cecilia., Royal Canin (Firm)
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. :
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17634983M

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  Periodontal disease is so common that by the age of three years old, most dogs suffer from some form of it. This disease ultimately leads to teeth loosening and falling out, which is a shame because this problem is largely preventable%(18). Palate defects (such as cleft palate) Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats – by the time your pet is 3 years old, he or she will very likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet . Systemic Effects of Canine Dental Problems. Overview. Common canine dental problems include plaque, tartar, gingivitis and other periodontal disease. These problems not only cause pain and inflammation in the mouth, they can also have tremendous adverse effects on the dog's other major organs such as the kidneys, liver, and heart.   Periodontal Disease in Dogs: The Dangers of a Dirty Mouth Unlike people, whose dental issues usually stem from cavities and tooth decay, dogs rarely get cavities. Instead, they more often suffer from periodontal disease (AKA dental disease), which is .

Periodontal disease is a disease, or more likely a number of diseases of the periodontal tissues that results in attachment loss and destruction of alveolar bone. The natural history of periodontal disease, in some but not all patients, results in tooth loss.1 Periodontal disease, however, encompasses a widerCited by: Dogs can get many of the same or similar oral diseases as are seen in people. However, whereas the most common dental disease in people is tooth decay or cavities, in dogs it is periodontal disease. Whether someone develops cavities or not depends on multiple factors including environmental, bacterial plaque, and diet, but ultimately, there is tooth decay. This is why numerous studies in dogs and humans link gum disease directly to pulmonary heart disease. Studies also directly link gum disease to kidney disease, as the poor kidneys have to filter all the “immuno-debris” that results from the daily battle at the gum line. Like a traffic jam on a motorway, the little tubules in the kidneys can become blocked leading to major problems. Periodontal disease is one of the top conditions veterinarians see in dogs. It affects not only the teeth and gums (gingiva) but the supportive structures that keep the teeth in place (such as the periodontal ligament or alveolar bone).