Good news-the biopsy for Mia came back negative for cancer! She has lymphocytic-plasmacytic gingivitis stomatitis. Basically, that's a few big words meaning that her mouth doesn't fight bacteria like it should, and she is "allergic" to plaque. The good news is that it is not cancer, the bad news is she will probably have to have her teeth cleaned frequently, eat a special food, learn to let me brush her teeth, and visit the vet more often than she likes! Although it doesn't sound all that great, worst case scenario is she has to have her teeth removed. At least for now it is something that we can manage, and my sweet kitty will be well taken care of!
If you're in the Raleigh area, consider taking your best furry friend to Falls Village Veterinary Hospital. Everyone there from the front desk to the doctors are wonderful! I am so happy that we found Dr. Brink-she kept our Sharpei, Gilligan healthy a lot longer than we thought possible. And now, they will help us keep Miss Mia happy and healthy for many years to come!