Review Article| Volume 35, ISSUE 4, P819-836, July 2005

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Management of Periodontal Disease: Understanding the Options

      We have all been told that “periodontal disease” is the most common disease occurring in domestic dogs and cats and that local severity and the impact on the rest of the body are reasons why all companion animal patients should receive an oral examination every time they are seen—“lift the lip.” This article provides the background information on which an effective periodontal management program can be tailored for each patient.
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