Gingivitis in cats, also called gingivitis, is associated with different symptoms depending on the progress of the disease. To recognize them in time is important so that no periodontal disease develops from them. Therefore, the inflammation should be treated as soon as possible by a veterinarian.
Even before the first symptoms of gum disease develop in cats, you may notice a harbinger of the disease: dental plaque or tartar has formed on your tiger's teeth. These dental problems often result in inflammation and should be treated as early as possible.
Gingivitis in cats: recognize symptoms in good time
You need some luck to detect incipient gingivitis. It is helpful if you check the teeth of your pet regularly and thus quickly recognize possible changes. These symptoms may indicate gingivitis:
• redness of the gums
• Changed feeding behavior (eating less and / or faster)
• Increased salivation
• Bad breath
If gingivitis in cats is more advanced and periodontitis has already developed, the following symptoms may appear.
• Bleeding gums
• Returning gums
• Teeth loss
Recognize changes in feeding behavior
Altered eating habits are often the first sign of cat owners and cat owners to realize that something is wrong in the cat's mouth. With inflamed gums, the cat suddenly does not eat as well as usual, although she seems to be hungry. Also, when she rushes to the bowl, she eats little and hesitantly there. If she has the choice between wet food and dry food, she will probably opt for the wet food and leave the dry food, because the wet food causes her less pain when eating. It may also be that your velvet paw suddenly eats much faster than usual to get rid of the pain as soon as possible.
If your cat shows the above symptoms, you should introduce her to the vet. If your kitty suddenly eats badly or differently than usual, you should always have this clarified by a veterinarian, because the gingivitis in cats and periodontal disease are just two of the many different types of cat diseases that may accompany these symptoms.