There is a widespread belief that dogs are more prone to dental decay than cats, and that is the case with dogs who are in cages.

A new study by researchers from the University of Michigan shows that even in the best-conditioned dogs, the decay rates of their teeth can be as high as three times higher than those of cats.

They found that, in dogs and cats, dogs with a history of dental problems had the highest rates of decay and the highest rate of recurrence.

The study was published online in the journal BMC Oral Health.

The authors of the study also say that while they did not perform tests on the teeth in the dogs, they did have the dental health of the dogs compared to cats.

“We wanted to understand what the differences were in terms of dental health between dogs and their owners,” said lead author Dr. Michael H. Hamer of the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry.

“Dogs have higher levels of both bone and soft tissue, so we thought, if we’re going to look at the health of teeth, we want to compare them to our own owners.”

While the study was conducted in the United States, the findings are similar in other parts of the world, including Europe, Australia, Japan, and South Africa.

Dr. Happer added that he and his team hope to continue the study and to continue to collect data.

“This is an interesting study because of the variety of breeds that have been studied in the past,” he said.

“It’s interesting that this can be done in a non-traditional setting.”

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