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What is Ginger Virus

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What is Ginger Virus?
Thanks for the question.

While I cannot diagnose this over the internet I can tell you the following :

I do wonder if your cat does not have gingivitis which is inflammation of the gums?

Here is a link to an accurate article which covers this subject in depth LINK

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Scott Nimmo BVMS MRCVS
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
We took our cat to the Vets this morning and was told she had Ginger Virus and will need regular injections to keep her comfortable. Don't really know what this is?
Hello again,

Does your cat have a sore mouth and trouble eating sometimes?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.


Yes, her gums are bleeding and she hasn't eaten for a couple of days.

Hello again,

From what you have told me so far I am sure you are dealing which chronic gingivitis which is inflammatory disease of the gums. Once it is established it can be difficult to cure but very often cats are given injections at intervals to keep it at a low level.

Sometimes this disease can also be related to bad teeth so dental work may be needed as well. The link I gave you covers it all in detail.


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