Gum inflammation in dogs and cats

Gum inflammation in dogs and cats

Inflammations of the gums – painful and dangerous

Tartar can cause gum infections which are extremely painful and may lead to your pet being unable to eat.

Gum imflammation often is only a precursor of periodontitis, a massive infection of the periodontal apparatus, that might cause bone resorption – and in some cases even results in the loss of the teeth.

Gum infections can attack the bone of the jaw and cause teeth to fall out – in some cases, all of them. That is why it is so important that gum infections are properly treated. Furthermore, the bacteria which cause tartar could migrate from the oral cavity into the blood vessels and thus damage internal organs such as the heart.

Connection of internal organs and the dog muzzle

Exemplary for the dog, this picture shows the anatomical connection from the blood circulation between the internal organs and the muzzle. With this, entered bacteria can spread in the whole body.


The increased germ load has been poven to lead to inflammations of the internal organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver, as well as metabolic diseases. These are a threat to the animal’s body and immune system and therefor are a high risk for the health of dogs and cats.

That is why a preventive protection and an urgent treatment against tartar are essential.

Identifying gum inflammations (gingivitis)

Healthy gums are pink, wet, smooth and shiny. Depending on the fur colour or the breed, the gums can also be spotted or fully dark pigmented.

You can recognize a gum inflammation of dogs or cats by the red edges on the passage from teeth to gum.

Identifying gum inflammations

Depending on the extent, a gum inflammation can be apparent as a thin, red line along the passage up to a redness of the full gum. A light bleeding of the infected gum is also common. Gum inflammations also mostly produces unpleasant muzzle odour.


Tartar in dogs and cats

Tartar in dogs and cats
The build-up of tartar is a gradual process that affects almost all dogs and cats at some point in their lives.

read more about tartar

How to recognize gum inflammations

Dog Shadow Gum inflammation
Dog Bandit Gum inflammation

The natural herb oils of the OralClean+Care products have a sterilizing effect on the bacteria in the dogs muzzle


and with this fight the gum inflammation effectively in its root. Plus, they act pain-relieving.


Before and after:


Cat Mio with gum inflammations before the treatment with OralClean+Care Classic Gel.

After 4 weeks of treatment with OralClean+Care Classic Gel the gums of the same cat are significantly less inflamed.

Cat Indy with gum inflammations before the treatment with OralClean+Care Classic Gel.

After 2 weeks of treatment the gums of the cat is significantly less inflamed.

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