PROVET CLASS STUDIES - Key Stages 3/4

DENTAL HYGIENE IN  PETS 1

Investigation into discolouration and tartar build-up on pets teeth

As part of Responsible Pet Care owners should check their pets regularly for signs of illness or disease. Dental care is just as important for our pets as it is for us, yet many owners do not realise how common dental problems are. This study should help students realise the importance of dental hygiene and will allow them to draw interesting comparisons between the occurrence of discolouration and tartar build up in different groups of pets.

The aim of the study

To determine the incidence and patterns of tooth discolouration and the build up of tartar (also called calculus or plaque) - a yellow to brown mineral material- on the surface of pet's teeth

Suggested pets to examine :

Factors which might/might not be relevant and should be recorded.

Simple statistical analysis can then be performed to determine which groups are most often/least often and most/least severely affected

If you perform such a study and send the result to Provet we will merge them with results from other Schools and let you have results which you can compare in future years.  E-mail your results to dental1@provet.co.uk

If you need any further information about this study contact us on dental1@provet.co.uk