PROVET CLASS STUDIES - Key Stages 3/4

DENTAL HYGIENE IN  PETS 2

Investigation  into tooth loss in pets

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. Tooth loss can occur due to several reasons

This study should help students realise the importance of dental hygiene and allow them to draw interesting comparisons between the occurrence of tooth loss in different groups of pets.

The aim of the study

To determine the incidence and patterns of tooth loss in pets

Suggested pets to examine :

The presence/absence of teeth can be determined by 

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 likely to loose teeth.

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 dental2@provet.co.uk

If you need any further information about this study contact us on dental2@provet.co.uk