Feline Stomatitis: Introduction

Debbie Swanson

Feline stomatitis may sound like a digestive disorder, but it’s not an illness of the stomach. “Stoma” is a zoological term that refers to the mouth, and feline stomatitis is a painful, inflammatory disease of a cat’s gums and mouth.

 Feline Stomatitis: Introduction


Veterinarians are not certain what causes the ailment, and no definitive course of treatment exists. Cats with feline stomatitis often face several visits to the vet in order to manage the problem and live pain-free.




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