Diet may influence the oral microbiome composition in cats

Christina Adler, Richard Malik, Gina V. Browne, Jacqueline M Norris

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Periodontal disease is highly prevalent amongst domestic cats, causing pain, gingival bleeding, reduced food intake, loss of teeth and possibly impacts on overall systemic health. Diet has been suggested to play a role in the development of periodontal disease in cats. There is a complete lack of information about how diet (composition and texture) affects the feline oral microbiome, the composition of which may influence oral health and the development of periodontal disease. We undertook a pilot study to assess if lifelong feeding of dry extruded kibble or wet (canned and/or fresh meat combinations) diets to cats (n=10) with variable oral health affected the microbiome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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