Other Systems

This is an other system condition.

Enamel Hypoplasia

What is Enamel Hypoplasia?

In ARAI, a defect in enamel production leads uneven enamel lay down, leading to yellowing of the underlying tooth. Teeth are also unusually small and pointy with large gaps between them.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

You may notice your affected dog has small, pointy, discolored teeth with large gaps between them.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs can first be recognized in young dogs, but may become more noticeable as the dog ages.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing and clinical signs are used to diagnose this disease.

How is this condition treated?

There is no treatment except for regular monitoring by your veterinarian and routine dental care.

What actions should I take if my dog is affected?

  • Follow your veterinarian's advice regarding dental care including regular brushing with dog specific toothpaste.
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