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Alyssa Banesse

Mrs. DeBock

English IV Honors

October 26, 2017

Research Question: What are some ways to alleviate oral diseases in dogs, both domesticated

and shelter dogs?

Working Thesis Statement: Shelter dogs receive less health care than domesticated dogs.

Refined Thesis Statement: Altogether dogs need to receive certain oral care to maintain a healthy


Service Annotated Bibliography Rubric

Beckman, Brett. "Detection, Treatment of Dental Caries in Dogs." DVM: The

Newsmagazine of Veterinary Medicine 43.10 (2012): 6S-8S. Academic Search Complete.

Web. 25 Oct. 2017.

This article addresses the importance of attention regarding oral health in canines.

Beckman goes more in depth to explain certain causes and effects dealing with canine

periodontal diseases. All of the treatments listed all require a radiograph of the infected area. A

radiography being an x-ray for dogs.The author continues with the process of correcting an

infected tooth with corresponding pictures. These pictures show browning teeth and rotting

enamel. Headers such as Detection is Key, and How to Treat, are just some of the jam-packed

subsections that is given to the reader. This magazine article represents an all around passage

surrounding the overall topic.

Foster-Smith. "Periodontal Disease in Dogs." Pet Education Dogs. Petco Wellness LLC, n.d.


Foster and Smith, two veterinarians who run the website, created an article that embodies

any question about periodontal diseases in dogs, cats, and any other pets included. Along the

sides of the articles different canine tooth anatomy and examples of branches of periodontal

disease. A chart is given at the bottom of the article and it explains, in thorough detail, of early

on gingivitis and and what certain gums and calculus should look like. Foster and Smith also

give numerous options regarding surgical procedures and prevention. The articles gives an

excellent source of what a pet owner should do in case of diseases.

"Medical Conditions and Care for End-of-Service Military Working Dogs." GAO Reports

(2017): 1. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 25 Oct. 2017.

The main idea of the article surrounds service dogs from the military; Different

requirements, laws that are needed to be enforced, and prevalent medical conditions. Skin

diseases, dental issues, arthritis, lameness, and degenerative lumbosacral stenosis are all

conditions present in data given from military dogs. Behavioral requirements are heavily

stressed in this article due to its importance in the military. Some of the branches

mentions are the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and the Army. Graphs are implemented

throughout the entire article and all of them surround military working dogs. One shows,

over a span of four years, the amount of working dogs that were euthanized, adopted, and

transferred. All in all this topic gives an excellent point of view for dogs and the care they

Mohan-Gibbons, Heather, Emily Weiss, and Margaret Slater. "Preliminary Investigation

of Food Guarding Behavior in Shelter Dogs in the United States." Animals (2076-2615)

2.3 (2012): 331. AP Source. Web. 25 Oct. 2017.

Mohan and Gibbons display an exceptional example of how ninety-six animal shelter

dogs respond when guarding their food. The beginning of the articles explains Commented [1]: indent paragraph

that bowl guarding is the most common reason for euthanasia is shelter dogs.

From there, there was an experiment conducted, and three days, three weeks, and

three months after adoption those animals were followed up to see if they still

guard the feeding bowl. The authors give an almost step by step direction on how

to feed dogs that were adopted from a shelter. Overall, the article demonstrated

behavior pre and post adoption from animal shelters.

Newswire, Pr. "PEDIGREE DENTASTIX Fresh Treats Now Help Fight "Dog

Breath"." PR Newswire US. N.p.: Y, 2012. N. pag. Regional Business News. Web. 25

Oct. 2017.

This article gives different factoids regarding a pet owners pra; care and different ways

to prevent any type of periodontal diseases and to prevent tartar and calculus build up. By

using these treats, ones dog can help itself banish bad breath and demolish tartar buildup

along the dogs gum line. It goes on to explain that oral hygiene is the most vital health

health issues that veterinarians see. Finishing the document, the author stresses the

importance of regular veterinarian checkups and regular dental cleanings. In the final

analysis, this document is a fair example of what dogs can do, or eat, in order to prevent

periodontal diseases.
Protopopova, Alexandra, Lindsay Renee Mehrkam, May Meredith Boggess, and Clive

David Lawrence Wynne. "In-Kennel Behavior Predicts Length of Stay in Shelter Dogs."

PLoS ONE 12 (2014): n. pag. Edsgao. Web. 25 Oct. 2017.

The aim of this study was to determine whether any behaviors that dogs exhibit randomly

in the presence of potential adopters were associated with how long the dog will remain

in the shelter. Some of these behaviors discussed included rubbing on the shelter

enclosure, standing away from the front of the enclosure, and standing altogether. The

article continues to explain some of the different training procedures that shelters give

dogs. According to these experiments dogs that were trained were more likely to be

adopted from the shelter. As shown above, the article shows a good amount of evidence

surrounding animal shelter dogs and adoption.