Monday, February 7, 2022

Pet Dental Health Month: Feline Tooth Resorption



Since February is pet dental health month, it's a good time to revisit a dental condition that cats get whereby their body breaks down their tooth.  This condition is called Feline Tooth Resorption and often starts at the enamelcontinuing to the center of the tooth. Eventually, there is just a raised bump where the tooth once was.  Some purebreds (especially Abyssinian, Siamese, Russian Blue, Scottish Fold, and Persian) have a higher incidence of the disease than mixed breeds. Cats with tooth resorption often have stomatitis as well.  Stomatitis is an autoimmune condition that is also related to the cat's body attacking itself.  Cats with these conditions may have digestive issues related to food allergies and intolerances so feeding a hypoallergenic, novel protein to reduce inflammation can often help.