‘Neck lesions’, more properly feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORL), are a common dental issue in cats. They are thought to affect more than 70% of cats over the age of 5.
In the early stages, these lesions may not cause signs or be easy to spot. They do have the potential to cause significant pain, eventually leading to loss of tooth structure and fractures of the affected teeth. Cats are known to be good at hiding pain, so it’s considered that many cases may be missed. Here we will go into more detail about what these lesions are, and how you might know if your cat is suffering from them.