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What are oral problems in dogs?

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Just as with humans, dogs can suffer from oral problems like:

  • Bad breath
  • Build-up of saliva, bacteria, and food on teeth (plaque)
  • A hard yellow or brown residue on teeth (tartar)
  • Swollen, bleeding, or irritated gums
  • Pain

From: Dog Dental Treats WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/16/2018

SOURCES:

Veterinary Oral Health Council: ''Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is the Most Common Disease Occurring in Pet Dogs and Cats'' and ''Products Currently Awarded the VOHC Seal.''

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine: ''Dental Home Care Instructions for Pets.''

ASPCA: ''Bad Breath'' and ''Position Statement on Dog Chews/Treats.''

VOHC. '' Protocols and Submissions.''

VOHC web site: '' .'' Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is the Most Common Disease Occurring in Pet Dogs and Cats

UC Davis web site: '' .''    Dental Home Care Instructions for Pets

Hennet, P. et al. ''Effect of pellet food size and polyphosphates in preventing calculus accumulation in dogs.'' . Dec. 24, 2007. J Vet Dent

AVMA web site: '' .''   AVMA Reminds Pet Owners During Dental Health Month That Pets Suffer with Dental Health Problems, Too

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Veterinary Oral Health Council: ''Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is the Most Common Disease Occurring in Pet Dogs and Cats'' and ''Products Currently Awarded the VOHC Seal.''

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine: ''Dental Home Care Instructions for Pets.''

ASPCA: ''Bad Breath'' and ''Position Statement on Dog Chews/Treats.''

VOHC. '' Protocols and Submissions.''

VOHC web site: '' .'' Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is the Most Common Disease Occurring in Pet Dogs and Cats

UC Davis web site: '' .''    Dental Home Care Instructions for Pets

Hennet, P. et al. ''Effect of pellet food size and polyphosphates in preventing calculus accumulation in dogs.'' . Dec. 24, 2007. J Vet Dent

AVMA web site: '' .''   AVMA Reminds Pet Owners During Dental Health Month That Pets Suffer with Dental Health Problems, Too

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 16, 2018

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