What are oral diseases in cats?

Mouth and teeth of a cat

Our cat, even if it receives due attention and care every day, can never be fully protected. Throughout your life, you are sure to fall ill sometime. Most of the time you will probably have to deal with simple colds, but at other times you may need urgent veterinary attention.

So that you can overcome them successfully, it is very important that we check it daily: hair, legs, eyes, and, of course, mouth so that we can detect any possible problem in time. This time, we are going to discover what are oral diseases in cats and how they are treated.

What are the most common oral diseases in cats?

Tooth fracture

It is not very frequent, but yes a cat has an accident or is not taking good care of its mouth, it could be the case that a tooth is broken, causing him a lot of pain. Therefore, if you do not want to eat, or when you do, you complain a lot, do not hesitate: you should take it to the professional to be cured.


La gingivitis it is the inflammation and redness of the gums caused by the accumulation of tartar or some other infection. It usually appears due to not giving it adequate nutrition and / or not brushing its teeth daily with a brush and toothpaste specifically for cats.

In severe cases, you could lose teeth, so it will be necessary to take him to the vet.


Tartar is the accumulation of bacteria and food debris mixed with the cat's own saliva on the teeth. Due to its carnivorous eating habits, it is a very common problem in felines. It usually appears at the age of 5-6 years, and it gets worse with the passage of time.

To do? Brush her teeth and take it once a year for a professional cleaning.

What to do to prevent them?

The first and most important thing is give him adequate nutrition. Dry feed (without cereals) is the best option if you want to prevent the appearance of tartar, but you can choose to give it the Yum Diet for cats or BARF Raw Food with the help of a feline nutritionist.

Another thing you should do is brush your teeth daily. If you get used to it from a puppy, it will be much easier, but if it is an adult it can also tolerate tooth brushing. Anyway, if not, you could give cat toys or treats that are specifically made to keep your teeth clean.

Lastly, regular check-ups at the vet will help to further prevent oral diseases that your cat can have.

Cat brushing his teeth

I hope it has been useful to you 🙂.

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