2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats*

12 de fevereiro de 2020

Diretrizes de cuidados dentais para cães e gatos da AAHA-2019

Autores

Jan Bellows, Mary L. Berg, Sonnya Dennis, Ralph Harvey, Heidi B. Lobprise, Christopher J.Snyder, Amy E.S. Stone, Andrea G. Van de Wetering,

Abstract

The2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Catsoutline a comprehensive approach to support companion animalpractices in improving the oral health and often, the quality of life of their canine and feline patients. The guidelines are an update ofthe2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. A photographically illustrated, 12-step protocol describes the essentialsteps in an oral health assessment, dental cleaning, and periodontal therapy. Recommendations are given for general anesthesia,pain management, facilities, and equipment necessary for safe and effective delivery of care. To promote the wellbeing of dogs andcats through decreasing the adverse effects and pain of periodontal disease, these guidelines emphasize the critical role of clienteducation and effective, preventive oral healthcare.

Palavras-chave

Odontologia, limpeza dentária, tártaro, dentição, cuidados orais

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