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Feature March 2017 Issue

Diagnosis: Chronic Gingivostomatitis

A presumptive diagnosis can often be made based on visual inspection of the mouth. There is often extremely red oral tissue that bleeds easily when touched.

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.

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