Cat Gum Disease
When was the last time you looked in your cat’s mouth? Gum disease is a frequent problem in cats regardless of age, and by the time you notice a problem the disease is usually at an advanced stage. Because gum disease can cause tooth loss and even heart and liver problems, it’s critical to make sure your cat has healthy gums.
Cat Gum Disease Symptoms
Even if your cat exhibits no problems when eating, gum disease can still be an issue. Take the time to carefully examine your cat’s mouth for any of the following:
- Red or receding gums
- Pus around the teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Loose or missing teeth
Other symptoms of gum disease may include:
- Bad breath
- Difficulty chewing
- Pawing at the mouth
Cat Gum Disease Treatment
The best way to treat gum disease is through prevention. Brush your cat’s teeth regularly with specially formulated toothpaste like Four Paws Petdental Flavored Toothpaste. Special sprays, such as Gimborn R-7 OxyDental Spray or Pads, can also help to maintain dental health. Feed your cat a crunchy dry food and treats to reduce plaque buildup try Purina Veterinary Diets DH Dental Health Feline Formula Dry Food and Purina Whisker Lickin's Crunch Lovers Tartar Control Tuna Flavored Cat Treats.
If your cat has gum disease, your veterinarian has several methods to treat it, including oral antibiotics and professional teeth cleaning, which is generally carried out under anesthesia. Severe gum disease may require the removal of teeth or gum tissue.
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