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Following five years of study, the Topikos Biofilm Research Institute (TBRI), a division of Topikos Scientific, Inc., has reported an advancement in the treatment of periodontitis resulting from a study of over 100 dogs with gingivitis and periodontitis.
“Dental science was first to conclude that biofilm disease, dysbiosis, drove the pathway from plaque and gingivitis to anaerobic, increasingly pathologic biofilms in the sub-gingival sulcus leading to ligament and bone loss that creates irreversible periodontitis,” says TBRI team member Kevin Cawood, DVM. “Over several decades it became clearer chemical elements in the biofilm matrix entered the circulation to cause distant inflammation and serious complications.”
Dr. Cawood, along with the rest of the TBRI team, ENT physician William Cast, MD, and microbiologist Michael Bechill, PhD, treated dogs of various breeds, age, and disease severity with scaling, polishing, and placingement of an antibiofilm compound into the subgingival sul..

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Quite often, when we are reading about food allergies or intolerances, the term “novel protein” will come up. Feeding your pet a novel protein diet may help to diagnose the problem, or your pet may require a novel protein diet to control their condition. But what exactly does this mean? What is a novel protein

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The dangers of secondhand cigarette smoke have been well documented. For example, dogs that are exposed to cigarette smoke regularly are more likely to develop things like eye infections, respiratory issues, allergies, and even cancer than canines that live with non-smoking owners. However, the effects of secondhand vaping haven’t been extensively studied yet. We do

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In our animal clinic in Woodbridge, We believe that Abyssinian cats are incredibly playful and elegant. They’re mostly known for their distinctive coat, which has a “ticked” pattern. However, their large, almond eyes are a close second. If you’ve been lucky enough to adopt one of these felines, one of your first steps should be

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In our pet clinic in Woodbridge , We believe that Yorkies are adorable dogs, but did you know they have a day dedicated to them each year? August 1st is always National Yorkie Day no matter which day of the week it falls on, and there are tons of great ways to celebrate this unique

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Veterinary care and practice revenue represent a strange but important equation right now for veterinary teams, and it basically goes like this: Veterinarians, vet techs, and other practice team members fundamentally do not get into veterinary care for the money. They get into veterinary care from a basic love of pets (and animals in general)

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1. Protects your pet If your cat is vaccinated, he/she is protected from a number of serious, preventable, diseases. If your cat slips out the door or is contact with other outdoor pets in your home, your cat needs certain vaccines in order to reduce the risk of contracting a preventable disease, thereby helping her

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