Red Gums in Cats

What are red gums in cats?

Red gums in cats are a sign of inflammation or infection of the gums. This condition is also known as gingivitis or stomatitis.


The most common symptom of red gums in cats is bleeding gums. Other symptoms may include bad breath, drooling, difficulty eating, and weight loss.


The most common cause of red gums in cats is poor dental hygiene.

How to diagnose

A veterinarian can diagnose red gums in cats by examining the gums and teeth.


The treatment for red gums in cats depends on the underlying cause. 

How to prevent

Take your cat to the veterinarian for regular dental checkups

When to see a veterinarian

If you notice your cat's gums are red, it is important to see a veterinarian right away. 

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