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Ouch! What is Feline Chronic Gingivo-Stomatitis? (FCGS)

Written by Dr. Sarah Martin

Feline Chronic Gingivo-Stomatitis simply means persistent inflammation of the gums and mouth in cats. Most cats have some degree of gingivitis (gum inflammation) and many have periodontal disease (infection below the gum line). Feline Chronic Gingivo-Stomatitis refers to the unfortunate few that have inflammation that is out of proportion to the amount of plaque and tartar. While we don’t know enough about this condition we believe that it is an abnormal and extreme immune system response—these cats are having a severe and painful reaction to their teeth and the bacteria on them.

What can be done? For cats afflicted with Feline Chronic Gingivo-Stomatitis the VERY best chance for lasting relief is to remove all teeth and root remnants. Attempting to manage Feline Chronic Gingivo-Stomatitis with medications simply does not work and while they are attempted the inflammation gets worse and it is a tremendously painful condition.

Luckily our feline friends do not need their teeth! We look after them; they do not have to hunt. They do deserve a mouth free of pain and inflammation!

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Last updated: June 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Park Road Veterinary Clinic