Diagnosis: Chronic Gingivostomatitis
Itís a painful inflammatory condition that causes significant discomfort to many cats. Often, a full-mouth tooth extraction is the most successful treatment choice.
A common reason clients bring their cat in to my cats-only veterinary hospital is halitosis (this is the medical term for bad breath). Cats are carnivores, and given their meat- and fish-based diets, nobody expects a catís mouth to be minty fresh. But some catsí mouths have a smell that goes beyond simple fish-breath.