Gingivitis in dogs and cats

Common info

Gingivitis in dogs and cats is an early stage of periodontal disease. Gingivitis can cure. If treated properly Gingivitis in dogs and cats will cause red or swollen gums, halitosis, bad breath, and calculus.


Dogs and cats age three years old or older, not less than 80% has the formation of Gingivitis.


Gingivitis in dogs and cats is mainly caused by the accumulation of bacterial stains or other factors such as aging, supernumerary teeth, septicemia/diabetes. Gingivitis occurs in both cats and dogs.


  • Red or swollen gums
  • Halitosis
  • Bad breath
  • Calculus on the tooth surface

Gingivitis in dogs and cats causes swollen gums, especially the sides of the gums that attached to the inner cheeks, halitosis, bad breath, bacteria and saliva stains on the teeth, or plaque and calculus on the tooth surface.

Treatment and Prevention

Treatment depends on the severity of Gingivitis in dogs and cats. Gingivitis in dogs and cats can prevent by brushing teeth for dogs and cats every day.

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