Effect of Pellet Food Size and Polyphosphates in Preventing Calculus Accumulation in Dogs

  title={Effect of Pellet Food Size and Polyphosphates in Preventing Calculus Accumulation in Dogs},
  author={Philippe R. Hennet and Eric Servet and Yannick Soulard and Vincent C Biourge},
  journal={Journal of Veterinary Dentistry},
  pages={236 - 239}
Forty female Beagle dogs, aged 12 to 24-months were divided into four groups of ten dogs each. Results showed that increasing kibble diameter by 50.0 % was associated with a 42.0 % calculus reduction. Coating the kibbles with sodium tripolyphosphate, an anti-calculus agent, further induced a 55.0 % calculus reduction. Sodium tripolyphosphate was shown to be at least as effective as sodium hexametaphosphate. The calculus reduction effect on teeth differed based on tooth location with the most… 

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