Feline Stomatitis: A Pain in the Mouth

A dog's teeth and gums

You can bet with a high degree of certainty that any medical condition ending in -itis is painful. Think appendicitis, neuritis and bronchitis. The suffix –itis means inflammation. Stomatitis means inflammation of the mouth, and in cats, the redness and swelling seen in the photo on the right characterizes feline stomatitis. Don’t confuse stomatitis with

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