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In Dogs Does Feeding Raw Dietary Treats Reduce or Prevent Periodontal Disease?

Clinical bottom line

Considering the weak evidence on raw bones and lack of evidence on other types of raw treats, veterinarians and veterinary nurses should be cautious when recommending raw treats to support periodontal health in dogs. Additionally, they should advise clients accordingly by relying on their clinical experience rather than the literature until more and better quality evidence is generated.

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