Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Shar Pei tight lip

Synonym(s): Meat mouth

Introduction

  • Shar Pei dogs often have very tight lower lips which can extend over incisal edge of lower incisor teeth → malocclusion and dysphagia.

Pathogenesis

Timecourse

  • Heredary lack of depth to rostral mandibular vestibule, ie mucolabial fold, causes lower lip to extend over incisal edge of lower incisor teeth.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Harvey C E & Emily P P (1993)Small animal DentistryMosby. pp 372-373.


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