My cat Kate has gingivitis!

Well, I had a surprise yesterday at Kate’s yearly veterinary exam.

She has the beginning of gingivitis.

I was really surprised as she is only 3 years old (we think). So she is now on an oral antibiotic and will be getting her teeth cleaned in the next two weeks.

I feel badly about this. Being the owner of a company that developed and sells an at-home, early detection health care product for animals, I am certainly aware of the importance of catching things at an early stage. I have never had to deal with gingivitis before and am now in the process of learning about it.

My cats, Chloe and Kate have always resisted me trying to clean their teeth and I had pretty much given up on it. I will be starting that process again though.

Chloe is not going to be happy about this news at all.