Gingivitis in Cats
by Dr. Jill Kirk, Cat Depot Veterinarian
Gingival health is important not only for you, but for your kitty too. In the simplest terms, gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, which is reversible. It is more than bad breath, however. Gingivitis has stages, and if left untreated it can wreck havoc on your kitty's immune system.
Your veterinarian should check your cat's teeth at every wellness visit - take the opportunity to discuss what you can do to help your cat. Things to do to support dental health include using a soft toothbrush and kitty toothpaste, and feeding dental treats.
Help your kitty stay healthy and keep a bright smile!