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Red or swollen gums

cat red or swollen gums

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar. It is a common condition in cats and can result in red, swollen gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontal disease.

The inflammation caused by the bacteria does more than cause the teeth and gums to separate. The related infection can cause damage to the heart, liver, and kidneys. The infection occurs when the bacteria flows through the blood and spreads throughout the body. It is vital to treat gum disease before it leads to other health problems for your furry friend.

This is an advanced stage of gum disease characterized by the destruction of the supporting structures of the teeth. It can cause red, swollen gums, bad breath, and even tooth loss. Regular dental care and professional cleanings are essential to prevent and manage periodontal disease.

If you notice red or swollen gums in your cat, it is essential to consult a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The vet will perform a thorough examination, possibly recommend dental cleaning or X-rays, and provide specific guidance based on the underlying cause of the symptoms.