Influence of chewing on dental health in dogs

Bjone, S., Brown, W., Billingham, J., Harris, A. and McGenity, P. (2005). Influence of chewing on dental health in dogs. In: Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference - Gold Coast, Australia. Annual Australian Veterinary Association Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (). 16 -19 May 2005.

Author Bjone, S.
Brown, W.
Billingham, J.
Harris, A.
McGenity, P.
Title of paper Influence of chewing on dental health in dogs
Conference name Annual Australian Veterinary Association Conference
Conference location Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 16 -19 May 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference - Gold Coast, Australia
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Periodontal disease is a common problem in dogs. Previous studies have shown that dental deposits in dogs can be reduced by feeding a daily dental chew. This study compares the effectiveness of two chews of different toughness. Both chews significantly reduced plaque (p=0.003) and calculus (p=0.008). The tougher chew required significantly more time (p=0.001) and number of bites (p=0.001) to consume than the standard chew. The increased time and chewing to consume the chew with greater toughness was associated with a directional improvement in oral health, although not statistically significant, as compared to the standard chew.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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