Orientals and Gum Disease

by Rebecca Ward
(Columbus, Ohio)

Omar Augustus

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Omar Augustus

We have had various cats as pets for years but Omar is in a special class all his own. We have never owned a male nor an oriental shorthair. He is a marvelous addition to our family. But we are learning that these wonderful cats are predisposed to dental problems and gum disease. To date, at 6 years of age, Omar has had to have 5 teeth removed and now is dealing with chronic inflamation of the gums that is extending to the throat. We will continue to care for him which will now include antibiotics. He is talkative, very social, incredibly smart and energetic. We will love him forever!

Rebecca Ward

Hi Rebecca: Thank you for your useful article on Orientals and Gum Disease. These are the sort of submissions I particularly like. And Omar is very handsome - nice picture too. I think his name suites him perfectly....Michael (PoC Admin)

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Aug 31, 2010
OralMax Natural Gum Disease Treatment
by: OralMax

OralMax Gum Disease Treatment can help you with bleeding gums, inflammation, sensitivity and dental mobility. Can help stop bone loss and reduce the dental mobility from grade 2 to grade 0 (Miller's Classification).
All this thanks to the tannin acids (astringent) naturally obtained from different quercus species evaluated and recognized as an effective substance against bleeding gums, inflammation and dental mobility in diabetic and non-diabetic patients.

Jun 10, 2009
Omar - the Regal One
by: Gail (Boston, MA USA)

The eyes on Omar Augustus are wonderful - so knowing, so wise. His name suits him perfectly. I'd be willing to bet he walks with a regal gait. Fabulous photo!

Jun 09, 2009
Siamese Connection
by: Anonymous

Gum disease (Gingivitis) in the Oriental Shorthair may originate in the same health problem in the Siamese cat due to their close relationship to the Siamese in respect of breeding. The Siamese, a very popular cat (in the top 3) has probably the greatest number of genetically inherited diseases of all the purebred cats (see Genetic Diseases in Purebred Cats).

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