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Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 1998 Sep;28(5):1111-28, vi.

Periodontal disease in dogs. Etiopathogenesis, prevalence, and significance.

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Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Abstract

Periodontal disease is very common and often very severe in dogs. It is caused by accumulation of bacterial plaque, particularly Gram-negative anaerobic rods. Tissue destruction results from autodegradation induced by the continuing inflammatory response. Small dogs are particularly at risk. Prevention by retarding accumulation of plaque is the key concept.

PMID:
9779543
DOI:
10.1016/s0195-5616(98)50105-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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