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Bad Breath can be Bad

Bad breath is not normal for dogs and cats. It can be caused by gingivitis which is an inflammation of the gingival tissues. You may see redness of the gums at the base of the teeth. Bacterial growth in the mouth causes gingivitis. The rate of growth of bacteria can be related to the animals overall health and immune status. Bacterial growth releases endotoxins which destroys gum tissue, causes inflammation and often leads to more serious dental…

Stomatitis: Feline Gingivitis

What is Stomatitis? Feline stomatitis, or gingivitis, is a very common problem in adult cats. It is a serious inflammation of the tissues of the mouth, resulting in the formation of extremely painful ulcers on the gums, tongue, and lips. Often, the cat’s gums and gingival tissues are red, swollen, and bleeding. Bad breath is always present, and sometimes there is infection.

Pet Dental Disease

…disease by the age of 2 years. Periodontal disease starts with plaque accumulating on the teeth. If the plaque is not removed, it hardens into tartar. Accumulations of tartar lead to swollen and sensitive gums and gingivitis. By this time your pet has advanced dental disease. Advanced dental disease is not just a cosmetic issue—it can have effects on many internal organs. There is scientific evidence that bad teeth can create bad hearts,…

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