Pain Management for Feline Stomatitis

Simon receives laser therapy at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital to provide pain management for feline stomatitis.

What Is Feline Stomatitis?

Feline stomatitis is a severe, painful inflammation of a cat’s mouth and gums. In most cases, the condition causes ulcers to form in the mouth; these ulcers can involve the lips, tongue, gums, and back of the throat. Cats of any age or breed can be affected.

  • Feline stomatitis is a severe, painful inflammation of a cat’s mouth and gums.
  • Dental disease, certain viruses, and some other inflammatory conditions can cause feline stomatitis.
  • The long-term outcome can vary. Many cats require long-term treatment to control the condition.

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Pet Dental Care

Despite the fact that proper pet dental care is essential to good health in your pooch, statistics show that two-thirds of all pet owners do not take care of their pets’ teeth as recommended by their veterinarians. The unfortunate result of this lack of dental care is shown in the 80 percent of all dogs that have symptoms of oral disease by their third birthdays. Because dental problems can affect other areas of your dog’s body, including the lungs, kidneys and heart, it is essential that you care for your pet’s teeth right from the very start of his life. These AAHA guidelines will help you to do just that.

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Periodontal Disease

Often we forget that animals are susceptible to the same kinds of diseases as humans, and in some cases even more so. This is the case with periodontal disease. In fact, periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition affecting adult pets, despite the fact that it is almost entirely preventable.

February is National Pet Dental Month. We think that it is important to be informed about the importance of your pets dental health. Below is some general information about periodontal disease and why it is important to treat it. Call us today to schedule a free dental consultation for your pet and receive 10% off all dental procedures scheduled in the month of February.

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