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Cat Plasma Cell Stomatitus

…is an oral disease that is very painful for a cat, and will influence its ability to eat normally. It is usually seen in older cats, and is thought to be resulted from a malfunctioning immune system that reacts against plaque or the tooth itself; however, the exact cause of this disease is still unknown. Plasma cell stomatitus is often associated with feline immunodeficiency virus, and calicvirus. The condition is chronic and can be difficult…

Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

…ulcers can be diagnosed without a biopsy unless your veterinarian is trying to rule out the presence of cancerous skin cells. Eosinophilic plaque is characterized by raw, thick, and raised skin on the belly, inner thigh, or throat of your cat. These lesions tend to cause itching. Eosinophilic plaque can be identified under microscope. Finally, eosinophilic granuloma will appear as a swollen bottom lip or chin and may be accompanied by long,…

Dog Teeth Brushing

…in preventing gum disease and tooth decay. Certain food types such as hard kibble aid in removing plaque from the teeth. However, if you ever concede to feeding your dog leftovers or sugary treats, think again - these foods rapidly increase tartar buildup and can, of course, cause other health issues. Toys are also another alternative to plaque removal and gum care. Rope toys, dental toys, and rawhide items can keep gum disease at bay while…

Cat Gingivitis

…to be attentive to your cat, it is even more important to receive a correct diagnosis before deciding upon treatment. Your vet will look for signs of infection by giving your cat an oral examination, looking mostly for plaque buildup, bleeding of the gums, and swelling. In extreme cases, anesthesia may be necessary to view propagated lesions and ulcers on the gums, palate, back of the mouth, tongue, or lips. In some cases, the loss of tooth…

Cat Teeth Brushing

…present in cats. Luckily, it is also one of the most preventable and thus, treatable diseases that our cats can have. We can eliminate the need of veterinarian intervention by furnishing dry kibble to break down excess plaque around the gum line and implementing a daily ritual of tooth brushing. Just like humans, our cats need the same amount of attention regarding their oral health.Teeth Brushing Tools for Cats First, begin by getting your…

Dental Home Care

Just like in humans, plaque, cavities, and halitosis are important dental concerns for pets. Without proper dental care you can expect your pet’s teeth and gums to deteriorate and your pet will run the risk of developing dental diseases. In fact, the most common disease in pets is actually periodontal disease and other common dental problems like broken teeth and cavities are prevalent. Bacteria from the mouth can actually spread to other areas…

Cat Bad Breath

…humans if we didnt brush our teeth daily, cats that do not undergo regular dental care will experience plaque buildup on their teeth. Plaque is a combination of bacteria, minerals, and decomposed food that clings to teeth and causes inflammation of the tissues that support the teeth, such as the gums. The bacterial component of plaque and the subsequent infections are what cause the actual odor associated with periodontal disease-based halitosis.…

Dog Cognitive Dysfunction

…level of accumulation is perfectly natural. With age, these nerve-damaging proteins accumulate and form a plaque-like substance. This plaque then inhibits brain function by disrupting the organs ability to transmit signals. A dog with Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome has excessive amounts of this plaque, leading to severe cognitive degeneration. However, why excessive buildup of these damaging proteins takes place, and therefore what actually…

Cat Apocrine Gland Tumors

…are a firm, well differentiated and solitary tumor. The most common place for them to appear is in the dermis, which is the mesodermic layer of skin or deeper parts of the dermis. If the tumor appears as an ulcerative plaque type tumor it is most likely a malignant tumor. They have the potential to multiply quickly. This type of tumor will generally appear in the armpit or groin and are often mistaken for a type of dermatitis called pyotraumatic…

Dog Apocrine Gland Tumors

…are a firm, well differentiated and solitary tumor. The most common place for them to appear is in the dermis, which is the mesodermic layer of skin or deeper parts of the dermis. If the tumor appears as an ulcerative plaque type tumor it is most likely a malignant tumor. They will multiply rather quickly. This type of tumor will generally appear in the armpit or groin and are often mistaken for a type of dermatitis called pyotraumatic…

Dog Bad Breath

…of the tissue surrounding the tooth. An abscessed tooth, an oral ulceration, or an oral tumor can also cause foul breath. Having a foreign body stuck in the mouth can also lead to halitosis. Whether a dog is suffering from plaque buildup or an abscessed tooth, all of these mouth problems lead to the accumulation of bacteria in the animals mouth, and this is the source of the bad odor. Bad breath originating from other parts of the body aside from…

Cat Mosquito Bite Hypersensitivity

…a qualified veterinarian. Since it can also look a lot like many other types of skin disorders and allergies, it is important to have a veterinary examination to rule out a Cat Food Allergy, Cat Ringworm, eosinophilic plaque, lupus erythematosus, squamous cell carcinoma, or simply a bacterial infection. However, there are other factors that are considered before a final diagnosis is given, such as the season of the year, the signs and symptoms,…

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