Top Ten Breeds for Progressive Periodontal Disease
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.
- Italian Greyhound
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Greyhound, & most sitehounds
- Bichon Frise
- Toy and Mini Poodle
- Shih Tzu
- 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!