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Cats can suffer dental disease and other oral health issues just as dogs, and even people, can. In fact, roughly two-third of cats over the age of three suffer some degree of dental disease. Unfortunately, oral health is frequently overlooked and/or neglected in cats. Cats can suffer from plaque build-up and tartar/calculi accumulation both above and below the gumlike, just like dogs. They also commonly develop gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and other forms of periodontal disease as a result. However, there are some forms of oral disease that are seen more commonly in cats than in dogs. Stomatitis is a good example. Stomatitis is inflammation of the mucous tissues of the mouth. ...

Corbis We want to be the best pet owners we can be, and there's no better time to reflect on how to be a better pet owner than right now, at the beginning of a new year. Have you made resolutions for 2011 regarding your pet? Are you following any of the tips that Victoria Stilwell shared with Paw Nation last week? Lots of our Facebook fans offered up their resolutions, which gave us a good start on our list. The most popular goals mentioned: -- Take better care of my pet's teeth. -- Pay more attention to my pets -- turn off the computer, ignore the BlackBerry and give my pet some love. -- Get active with my pet, either by committing to more walks or just working toward a doggie or kitty...