Pathology of the cat's mouth
Hygiene of the Cat's mouth is important because, neglected, it may cause chewing defects, to be a potential bacterial source for the body causing pain so severe that the cat can no longer catch food.
The first problem is tartar , composed of mineral salts contained in saliva. It is deposited on the bacterial plaque of the teeth and creates true concretions on which proliferate a large amount of bacteria present in the oral cavity.
The gum above the dental collar starts to blush before to swell more and more, to provoke a true gingivitis .
Gingivitis will quickly follow periodontitis , which provoke the detachment of the gingiva and progresses up to to cause a retraction of the bone parts and the exposure of parts of the tooth roots
Bad breath and tooth loosening are the most frequent consequences
Periodontitis is the inflammation of the gingiva surrounding the tooth and is due to the stagnation of food in the gingival cavity. The process evolves to a contraction of bone regions exposing part of the roots of the teeth.
Halitosis and toothache are the most common consequences
teeth fractures can also cause severe pain, especially when the pulp of the tooth is exposed. Among the various inflammatory processes of the oral cavity, it should be emphasized those who, due to viruses such as calicivirus, cause ulcers diffuse and painful.
Another pathology, unfortunately more and more frequent , is manifested by tumors of the mouth : the increase of their volume provokes more and more damage, they infiltrate in the bony parts and, when the master perceives it finally, they are now at an advanced stage.
The symptom of classic mouth pain is when the cat approaches his food bowl to eat and can not catch food. He often makes the gesture of carrying the paw to his mouth as to remove a foreign body and his saliva is sometimes pink because of the presence of blood.
It is necessary to take the habit to observe the mouth of his cat (if he does not like to be manipulated, enjoy yawning by opening his jaws to look) to immediately note the presence of a problem and show the cat before it is too much
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