|Stomatitis in cats is a common disease which is characterized by chronic inflammation and ulceration of the soft tissues of the mouth. It is at times known as lymphocytic-plasmacytic gingivitis-stomatitis-pharyngitis (GSPC). The cause of stomatitis is still unknown. Many researchers believe that it is a multi-factorial disease that involves an immune mediated component. There are some factors that may lead to stomatitis in cats. Some of them are hypersensitivity to oral bacterial antigens, viral action, immunodeficiency disease, metabolic diseases and drug reactions.
There are some signs ad symptoms specific to stomatitis. The area in the back of the mouth where the lower jaw meets the upper jaw, called faucet, becomes tender and painful. This part often gets reddened, swollen and ulcerated. The symptoms of this particular pet health problem include anorexia, weight loss, bad breath, excessive salivation, difficulty eating, reluctance to groom, and bleeding gums.
When you notice such symptoms in your feline friend, take it to an expert veterinarian as soon as possible for pet rescue. Timely treatment will prevent your cat from suffering badly from this pet health problem. In addition to the veterinary care and treatment, need to follow some some cat care measures at home as well. Brush your cat’s teeth on a daily basis. Use chlorhexidine based rinses and toothpastes to get impressive results. Also, use a soft toothbrush so as to avoid unnecessary tissue injuries and damages. Give him dental care diets. You may ask an expert on cat food to learn about such a diet as it help maintain a healthy mouth.