Feline Stomatitis can also be known as Lymphocyte Plasmacytic Gingivitis Stomatitis (LPGS). LPGS is a severe disease of the oral cavity in a few cats. These cats develop an allergic reaction to the plaque around their teeth. This response results in extreme inflammation in the junction where the tooth fulfills the gum line.
The particular cause is unknown. These cats are negative for Feline Leukemia and immunodeficiency Virus and The diet is not a consideration. Calici Virus has been discovered but its significance is simply not known. Specific purebreds including Abyssinians, Burmese, Himalayans, Persians, Somali and Siamese are prone.
* Bad breath.
* Difficulty chewing food which is hard (may only eat soft food).
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