Systemic effects of periodontal disease in cats

@article{Cave2012SystemicEO,
  title={Systemic effects of periodontal disease in cats},
  author={NJ Cave and J P Bridges and David G. Thomas},
  journal={Veterinary Quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={131 - 144}
}
Background: Periodontal disease in cats is a local disease that may have systemic consequences that are affected by treatment. Objective: To test the hypotheses that systemic health indices would be correlated with the severity of periodontitis, and would improve with treatment. Animals and methods: Apparently otherwise healthy cats from an in-bred colony were randomly assigned to a treatment group (n = 30), or a control group (n = 18), which was left untreated for 3 months. Periodontal disease… 
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