119 mongrel dogs, brought to Chulalongkorn Veterinary Teaching Hospital, were investigated over a 150-day period. Divided into 4 groups (less than 0.5 yrs, 0.5 to 1.49 yrs, 1.5 to 4.99 yrs, and more than 4.99 yrs) the age of the animals was related to the severity of the accumulated calculi (P<0.05), particularly in the area of the buccal surface. The group, fed on a soft diet, had more calculi deposits than those fed a hard one.
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University
Pacharinsak, Cholawat; Darawiroj, Damri; and Jirasangthong, Jiranunt
"A Servey of Dental Calculi and Dietary Factors in Dogs,"
The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 27:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/tjvm/vol27/iss3/7