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Periodontal disease in cats

Periodontal disease in cats

Introduction into periodontal disease in cats

According to statistics, 75% of cats over 6-7 years old suffer from diseases of the teeth and gums. One of these diseases is periodontal disease. In the early stages of periodontal disease in cats does not cause pain and discomfort, so the disease often becomes neglected. In order to prevent its progression, you need to examine the pet’s oral cavity every month.

Periodontitis is one of the elements of the ligamentous apparatus of the teeth. Its function is to protect the enamel from thermal and mechanical damage, inflammation.

The peculiarity of periodontal disease in cats has a slow, chronic course. The development of acute inflammation of the gums, accompanied by the rapid destruction of periodontitis, indicates the presence of another pathology – periodontitis.

Due to similar symptoms, this disease is often confused with periodontal disease.

The cause of the disease is pathogenic microorganisms and organic substances, which, holding together, form dental plaque. Bacteria that multiply in the gum folds produce toxins that increase inflammation, causing redness, swelling, and loosening of the gums.

By exerting a constant effect on the edge of the gums, bacteria prevent the regeneration of damaged tissues. After penetration into the bony area, the teeth begin to decay.

In the case of the development of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), the danger of spreading to the area of periodontitis, and the development of periodontal disease. Lack of treatment for this disease can cause the formation of destructive processes: the destruction of the dental alveoli and the teeth themselves, their rotting, severe bleeding of the gums. A neglected disease often becomes the cause of severe suppuration, the development of sepsis, and death.

The cause of the disease is pathogenic microorganisms and organic substances, which, holding together, form dental plaque. Bacteria that multiply in the gum folds produce toxins that increase inflammation, causing redness, swelling, and loosening of the gums.

By exerting a constant effect on the edge of the gums, bacteria prevent the regeneration of damaged tissues. After penetration into the bony area, the teeth begin to decay.

Persian cats are especially susceptible to this disease. This is due to the structure of their oral cavity – after eating, food debris lingers on the teeth, as a result of which, over time, tartar forms on their surface.

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Dog dental disease

Dog dental disease

The white smile of your dog shows the animal’s health. But what if, in your case, things are looking different? Let’s look at what kind of dog dental disease your pet can have and how to deal with them.


The most common basic dog dental disease is tartar. They look like a gray-green plaque at the base of the tooth and on its surface. They make your dog’s teeth look bad, cause bad breath. Tartar affects gums.

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