How to treat gingivitis in cats

How to treat gingivitis in cats

Gingivitis is a problem very common in cats, especially in those that are adults or are of advanced age. It is a disease that affects the gums, teeth and, in general, all parts of the animal's mouth.

To make your life a little easier, we are going to tell you how to treat gingivitis in cats.

What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis or gingivostomatitis is a disease characterized by a serious inflammation of the gums. The pain that the cat may feel is so intense that it may even stop eating to avoid feeling discomfort. It is associated with different factors, including having a bland diet or poor oral hygiene. Unfortunately, there is no specific cure for gingivitis, so only the symptoms are treated at the moment.

Symptoms of gingivitis in cats

The symptom they are very varied:

  • Excessive drooling
  • Difficulty chewing normally
  • Pain in the mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Decrease in weight
  • Yellow, worn, or broken teeth
  • Swollen gums
  • Bad breath (halitosis)

Gingivitis treatment

As we said, there is no specific cure. If you detect that your cat begins to have problems eating, it will be time to take him to the vet for an examination and give him the most appropriate treatment depending on your case. Generally, you will be given broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, and with immunosuppressive medications, such as cyclosporine. Never give your cat a medication without veterinary recommendation, since you could put their health at risk.

On the other hand, also it is very important that you keep your furry's mouth clean. For that, I recommend that you clean them with a brush and a toothpaste made specifically for the care of the animal at least once a day.

Gingivitis in cats

And by the way Give your cat a piece of food that is tough every now and then, such as apple or cat treats to maintain proper oral hygiene. In this way, you will keep your teeth in good condition for longer.

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  1.   Monica sanchez said

    Hi Cedric.
    In this blog you will find a lot of information about cats. If at any time you have questions, leave your comment and we will help you together.
    A greeting.

  2.   goods said

    I have just been told that one of my kittens has gigivitis and that the safest thing is to remove a dental piece, it is only one year old, symptoms as such, only strong smell from the mouth, I am very sorry, I picked it up from the street ... no Would it improve with treatment?

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Merce.
      I'm very sorry that one of your kittens has gingivitis 🙁. It would be a shame if I lost a tooth so young, so I encourage you to ask for a second veterinary opinion to see what it tells you.
      Is that if she only has bad breath, and the cat leads a normal life, perhaps a treatment could be tried. But that can only be told by a professional.
      Much encouragement.

  3.   Dara vitia said

    My cat got Gingivitis, I thought that her drooling was normal until she got bad breath, and she's thin, and one day she sat down and bled a lot of blood from her little tracer, now she only gets up to eat if she spends it for days done day without doing anything or sleeping weak please help me I suspect that he is getting uterine cancer because he had 2 failures. Since he fell in the stands

    1.    Monica sanchez said

      Hi Dara.
      My advice is that you take her to the vet. I could have cancer, as you say, and the fact that there is bleeding is already very worrying.
      Much encouragement.