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Top Ten Breeds for Progressive Periodontal Disease

February 14, 2010

Progressive periodontal disease means, unless you are a super-duper toothbrush trooper, your pet’s teeth will need annual, or even twice yearly root planing, deep cleaning, and gingival and periodontal therapy. Yay!

If you do not feel like spending $600-$1,200 per year on your pet’s oral health, consider a different breed from those listed below. And hope you are lucky and do not adopt a periodontal pariah anyway.

  1. Italian Greyhound
  2. Maltese
  3. Yorkshire Terrier
  4. Greyhound, & most sitehounds
  5. Chihuahua
  6. Bichon Frise
  7. Toy and Mini Poodle
  8. Pomeranian
  9. Shih Tzu
  10. Himalayan and Persian cats

Doc Truli apologizes to any pet in these breeds with healthy teeth. Though I doubt there are many of you…

For the rest of you, please, please, learn to brush your dog’s and cat’s teeth!

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