Signs of Gingivitis in Casts

Gingivitis is a common dental or gum disease found in cats no matter their age, sex or breed. You may be familiar with gingivitis as it is also common in people. So what is it? It’s when excessive plaque and tartar builds up on the teeth usually from food that hasn’t been brushed or cleaned away. In cats, the tartar and plaque can cause bad breath. Extensive bad breath also known as halitosis is one of the first signs of gingivitis. If your cat’s breath stinks and it doesn’t get any better in a day or so then call your vet. Some studies show that that more than 80 percent of pets three years and older develop gingivitis. Other signs of the gum disease may include trouble chewing or eating, red or swollen gums, and inflammation. These signs may not always indicate gingivitis so it’s important to have your cat checked by your pet clinic Anderson, IN.


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