In Dogs with Periodontal Disease Is Feeding a Complete Raw Meat Diet More Effective Than a Complete Kibble 'Dental' Diet at Reducing Periodontal Disease?

  • Nieky van Veggel School of Sport, Equine and Animal Science Writtle University College Chelmsford Essex CM1 3RR
  • Matthew Armstrong Natures Menu Ltd. Threxton Road Industrial Estate Watton Norfolk IP25 6NG

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2017-04-06

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https://doi.org/10.18849/ve.v2i2.88

Abstract

Clinical bottom line:

In light of the absence of evidence, vets and vet nurses should be cautious when recommending raw diets to support periodontal health and advise clients accordingly by relying on their clinical experience rather than the literature until more evidence is generated.


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Author Biographies

Nieky van Veggel, School of Sport, Equine and Animal Science Writtle University College Chelmsford Essex CM1 3RR

Nieky is a senior lecturer and course manager in bioveterinary science.

Matthew Armstrong, Natures Menu Ltd. Threxton Road Industrial Estate Watton Norfolk IP25 6NG

Matthew is a veterinarian in the Natures Menu veterinary division.

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Vol. 2 No. 2 (2017): The second issue of 2017

Section: Knowledge Summaries

Categories :  Small Animal  /  Dogs  /  Cats  /  Rabbits  /  Production Animal  /  Cattle  /  Sheep  /  Pig  /  Equine  /  Exotics  /