|Mouth & Digestive System Problems in Cats|
Mouth & Digestive System Problems in Cats - A healthy mouth and digestive system are essential to any cats well-being.
The mouth and teeth are required to cut its food up into small pieces, move it with the tongue, mix it with saliva; and swallow it so that it enters the stomach. There, the food is mixed with gastric juices and then it passes into the small intestine where products of digestion are absorbed. The remains of the food then pass into the large intestine where other nutrients are absorbed; and the remaining waste is passed out of the body via the bowels. It is a complicated process and is dependant on all parts of the system operating correctly.
This section of our website considers some of the more common conditions that can affect a cat’s mouth and digestive system including bad breath, broken teeth, constipation, anal gland problems, cystitis, diabetes, enteritis, infectious peritonitis, flatulence, hairballs, kidney failure, swallowing problems, tooth decay, urination and vomiting.
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