Is feline stomatitis fatal?
Feline stomatitis is a severe, painful inflammation of a cat’s mouth and gums.
In most cases, the condition causes ulcers to form in the mouth; these ulcers can involve the lips, tongue, gums, and back of the throat.
Cats of any age or breed can be affected.
There is no single cause of feline stomatitis.
What can I do if my cat has stomatitis?
Medication administered by your vet: Pain management is crucial for cats with feline stomatitis. Your vet will try to give your cat some relief through anti-inflammatory steroids. She may also prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and reduce bacteria.
Can a cat die from dental disease?
Advanced periodontal disease is a painful condition and is likely to result in tooth loss if left untreated. In some cats, periodontal disease may lead to long-term gingivitis-stomatitis (inflammation of the gums and mouth).
Can periodontal disease kill my cat?
When it comes to your cat’s oral health, there is no such thing as being too vigilant. Gum disease can affect cats of all stripes. Over time, the disease damages the tooth and underlying root and bone, causing pain, infection and leads to tooth loss. Vets are unsure why some cats are more prone to gum disease.
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