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What is Feline Stomatitis in Cats?
« on: June 10, 2017, 10:27:57 AM »
Feline Stomatitis, represents a painful and therapeutically frustrating oral condition in cats.

Chronic gingivostomatitis or CGS is another recent term to describe the condition. Characteristic lesions are recognized as severe inflammation adjacent to the premolar and molar teeth (Figure 1) with inflammation of the caudal oral mucosa lateral to the palatoglossal folds (Figure 2) The caudal mucosa classically been incorrectly termed faucitis and if bilateral is pathognomonic for feline stomatitis. Patients experience a wide variety of clinical signs including anorexia, blood tinged saliva, food dropping, lethargy, weight loss, halitosis and bruxing. Radiographic changes include no changes to evidence of bone loss, tooth resorption and tooth fracture.

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