Question by  rocky1717 (43)

What are some symptoms of red gums in felines?


Answer by  cindylee (135)

Tooth root infection caused by various feline viruses. Cats that only eat soft food for their lifetime tend to get more gum disease. Cats that eat hard crunchy type formula somewhat self clean their mouths. Receeding gums and tooth loss with aging cats causes areas in mouth to be open to infection. Mouth cancer possibility.


Answer by  tofuturk (581)

Red gums are usually a sign of dental disease. Mildly infected gums can be helped by tooth bushing if your cat will allow it. Very red or bleeding gums will need a professional scaling by a vet.


Answer by  Isidro (624)

Many times loss of appetite will be affected, also drooling from the mouth is a big thing to look for and not being able to groom itself.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Red gums is probably a symptom of infection, perhaps an impacted tooth. She needs to see a vet and at least have a cleaning, at most kit needs to have some treatment for infection. This is not usually a nutritional problem, it is a dental issue, or something is caught in the gums and needs help.


Answer by  ramoskenneth285 (631)

Symptoms like tooth root infection can cause red gums in your cat.This symptoms actually not focus on their gums but in their tooth.Your pet should be consult into a veterinarian to have some treatment in her infection.


Answer by  Kaydee (252)

Red gums are actually a symptom or signs. The main cause of red gums in cats is gingivitis, especially if it is seen just above the tooth line. Other causes include bacterial or viral infections or even bartonella. I would recommend your cat should see a veterinarian to help diagnose the cause.


Answer by  swanee (202)

Cats can get a variety of gum troubles like people or dogs. Her gums may be infected and the best thing to do is take her to the vet to make sure it isn't something serious.

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