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Signs of Gum Disease in Ragamuffins

Did you know that gum disease is a common occurrence in cats of all breeds including the Ragamuffin? Gum disease can come in various forms. The most common is gingivitis. This type of gum disease causes the gums to become inflamed and irritated. The sides of the mouth can also become inflamed. Depending on the severity of the gingivitis, the cat may have trouble chewing her food. She may even stop eating if it’s too painful. Other signs of gum disease include extremely bad breath. The medical term for this is Halitosis. This is not just occasional bad breath. It is continued bad breath that grows worse. Bad breath signals the overwhelming buildup of plaque and tartar. In some cases, bad breath can signal tooth decay. If your Ragamuffin or other breed feline has any of these symptoms, contact your pet clinic Lafayette, LA to schedule an exam.

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