Dental disease and osteoarthritis affect dog welfare most

Research, carried out using the Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) VetCompass programme, investigated the severity and duration of eight major conditions seen by vets to record how they affect the overall measure of welfare impact.

The evidence-based study indicated that of eight major disorders seen by veterinary surgeons in practice, dental disease, osteoarthritis and obesity had the highest overall welfare impact on affected dogs.

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