November 2007 Issue

Dental Disease: Common

Brushing your cat's teeth daily can go a long way toward avoiding these painful disorders. Here's why.

Red and swollen gums, bad breath, declining appetite and weight loss are among the conspicuous indications that your cat is suffering from a disorder centered in its mouth, most likely in its teeth and gums. The animal may not appear to be in pain, but thatís because cats are very good at concealing illness, possibly because they donít want to signal a potential predator that they are weakened and are thus vulnerable to attack.

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