Abscess in cats mouth

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Avatar n tn Abscesses will often clear up on their own, but in the mouth region, there's a serious danger of tooth loss. You can call around and see if there's some sort of low/ no cost vet care in your area. Depending on what government programs you're on, you'd be eligible.
Avatar n tn If you continue to see signs, like the water is cloudy again or you see swelling or more external holes, then it might be a very good idea to go to your vet for antibiotics and to see what is causing the problem (usually, like I mentioned, the damage is a one time thing, but once in a while you get an ongoing cause, like a foreign object lodged under the skin or perhaps, in this case, a broken tooth is scratching against the inside of your cats mouth).
Avatar n tn He said that he's got a tooth abscess in a healthy tooth and that the tooth should be extracted. He said it is unusual in cats and that they don't know the cause. He also suggested some antibiotics for a few days before the surgery to help with the infection. Just wondering if it is worth trying to save the tooth. Go through the course of antibiotics and see if he gets better. My vet made me feel like I was just being cheap and that conventional wisdom is to just remove the tooth.
Avatar f tn i took a cat from a rescue and she is has been to the vet and one said stress related ulcers and the other stomatitis in the mouth. she keeps getting cold sores in her mouth and spraying mucus from her nose she weighs 7 lbs i have the same meds here but have no idea how to break it down to give to her.
Avatar n tn I posted last week about my cat with a tooth abscess. I took your advice and he had the tooth removed along with the pre-surgery blood work. Everything went well and he is recovering nicely. When I brought him back from the vet, his littermate sister who he had never been separated from (they are 5) did not seem to recognize him. It's now been 2 days and she's hissing and growling and acting like she doesn't know him at all.
Avatar f tn I noticed 2 days ago it took a long time to eat, so i noticed it had missing teeth in the lower jaw and one of its fangs was broken or a half. Today i noticed one of the sides was swollen and there was a black substance coming out of the other side. I did my research online this seems to be a gum infection and/or abscess of the tooth and very painful for the cat. I've never grabbed this cat, nor will it let me take it somewhere, it moves tries to escape doesn't like to be grabbed.
Avatar m tn So if you have that smell, you need to suggest to the dentist that you believe in a tooth close by and probably further back in the mouth that's there is hidden decay cavity. Go for it being the last tooth in your head as apparently it's common enough for them to go. I'm thrilled it's gone and I hope it helps you! Good luck B ------------------ On a tooth related issue. I'm a volunteer animal rescuer.
Avatar m tn it's a pretty disgusting taste in my mouth. Nothing, that will ruin my appetite or cravings though. -My solution(temporary solution) every day, is to use a neti pot. After brushing my teeth and washing my face I really need to clear my nose. I have always been this way. Usage of a neti pot allows me to blow my nose, clearing the drainage, and wash away the smell at the same time. Sometimes the smell will come back...and I just use the neti pot again.
Avatar f tn He has had strepthroat and ear infections as well as URI's, H1N1, seasonal flu, hand foot and mouth disease....I lost track of everything we have had to deal with in the last year or two. Dr's just give him antibiotics and that is that. He was given Tamiflu for the H1N1 and had hallucinations from it (that was scary). All of those illnesses though had swelling in the same lymph nodes right behind and below the ears and jaw.
4105307 tn?1369535032 4 days ago the vet opened a Retrobulbar abscess at the back of her mouth, the probable cause of her bulging eye and third eyelid showing. Without her normal drinking and eating her BG went down to 58 and twice we gave her karo syrup. We gave her 4 and then 6 units to adjust to the amount she would eat. It now reads 240 after she ate about 2/3 her normal breakfast and received 8 units. Today she has started breathing with her mouth open, and the rate was 26 breaths a minute.
2186126 tn?1384961026 She had been struggling with seizures for a year and a half before she suddenly developed a tooth root abscess and was unable to heal from. Sadly, it forced me to put her to sleep w/ in a week. Her teeth didn't seem so bad, though I wanted to have them cleaned last year to be on top of her oral care. However, because of her seizures, my vet didn't want to put her through dental surgery/ anesthesia; this was a mistake. She should have referred me to an animal hospital where they can resuscitate.
Avatar f tn I personally agree with opus88, anyways no its not contageous in anyway , cats are territorial animals they fight with other cats to protect their territory or to acquire more territory. As a result, bite wounds are common in cats, especially when cats are allowed outside. These wounds frequently result in an infection that can be quite debilitating, especially if left untreated. Bite wounds are more common in male cats than in females.
1644117 tn?1300978433 At first I thought his sneezing was part of a cold symptom that has gone around to my indoor cats however, of late when I give him snuggles I notice his breath as I bring him close to my cheek smells like rotted meat, for lack of any other description. Last night I looked in his mouth to see if maybe some wet cat food had lodged between his cheek and gum, and instead what I saw was two smaller than a dime round raw spots at the roof of his mouth where the temporal-mandibular joint hinges.
Avatar n tn When she was hospitalized, she wouldn't eat, wouldn't sleep, became violent at times (bit her boyfriend), lost 10 lbs. in a week. All blood tests, MRIs, CATs, EEGs came back normal. Doctors can't find anything wrong with her. She had to be sent to a mental ward b/c she was not herself- if asked what was wrong, she would try to explain, but couldn't. So, she would shake her head and pat her mouth. At times, she can speak normally. Other times, she repeats what others say, like a 3 or 4 year old.
202436 tn?1326477933 I'm not sure it would be from overstimulating because we try to focus more on the body and less on the head in order to avoid the eyes, nose and mouth. I have some contact solution, so i'll have to check and see if it's sterile (it's the walmart Equate brand, just plain jane stuff). Thusfar, it doesn't seem to be bothering him, but we'll monitor him to see if it gets worse or better. Fortunately our only other animals are 2 outside cats, so less chance of cross-contamination of anything.
Avatar n tn Even a solo indoor cat can pick up a parasite infection, it's actually not uncommon. Look in your cat's mouth for any signs of dental issues and take a close look at his stool (although that won't necessarily tell you if there's a parasite, depending on the type). Also; your cat is at an age where they start to develop some of the older cat conditions, like diabetes and hyperthyroidism.
Avatar m tn Dear heidipost, A swelling under the jaw in a young animal may be an enlarged lymph node or an abscess. A lymph node may enlarge due to nearby inflammation, like from eruption of an adult tooth or from a minor abscess from a wound if he has been "arguing" with another cat or a wound in the mouth from chewing something.
Avatar m tn For 2 years she has been on insulin 2 times a day, currently 8 units each time. 4 days ago the vet opened a Retrobulbar abscess at the back of her mouth, the probable cause of her bulging eye and third eyelid showing. Without her normal drinking and eating her BG went down to 58 and twice we gave her karo syrup. We gave her 4 and then 6 units to adjust to the amount she would eat. It now reads 240 after she ate about 2/3 her normal breakfast and received 8 units.
134578 tn?1546634665 Our cat Sterling is formerly feral, beautiful (a silver tabby with a huge head) and a good outdoor cat. He strayed in (I think from a neighbor's farm where cats were so neglected that they often died, to the disinterest of the neighbor) and was literally so wild that I had to catch him in a trout net, and put him into an outdoor enclosure where he spent several days bouncing off the walls in panic before he calmed down.
2216535 tn?1339412493 If left untreated, abscesses will often keep growing in size (seromas tend to stay a constant size) and eventually burst out through the suture-line or a hole elsewhere in the belly skin, resulting in wound breakdown. Abscesses generally occur because bacteria have managed to gain access to the fatty layers beneath the skin suture line either during surgery or soon after surgery.
Avatar m tn He has moved about the room a few times today and eating and drinking a little. His urine is clear. He also has an abscess in his mouth from what appears to be a broken tooth so hopefully the antibiotics will help this as well. I might just go to the local feed shop tomorrow they will sell me antibiotics for him without a script for a couple of dollars. I only have enough for a few more days.
Avatar f tn There are a number of potential causes for pain around the time of eating but the most serious one is a retrobulbar abscess, or an abscess that forms in the space behind the eye. These can cause serious problems fairly quickly, including blindness and in severe cases, death. In most cases, dogs with retrobulbar abscesses are really pained by having their mouths opened -- some dogs refuse to allow this and others just scream when someone attempts to open the mouth beyond a certain point.
Avatar n tn He has a strong odor coming from him, not sure what that is. I will call the vet first thing in the morning and try to get him in as soon as possible. I will keep you posted.
Avatar n tn Mouth and throat ulcers in cats are very much like cold sores in humans and they are caused by the same thing...alergies or stress. Unfortunately, there are no effective treatments to prevent them other than to eliminate the cause.
Avatar m tn Does anyone know if this is normal? Everything else is normal with her but the redness. Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give me.
Avatar n tn Suture site reactions refer to allergic-type, inflammatory skin reactions that some cats and other animals develop because of the type of suture being used in the surgical incision repair. Basically, suture site reactions are immune-mediated inflammatory reactions that occur when the cat's body decides to reject the foreign bodies (the sutures or stitches) that the vet has just implanted into the skin.
Avatar f tn It typically results from a benign adrenal or pituitary tumor, but can also be the result of administering cortical steroids such as prednisone as a medication. It is more common in dogs than it cats and older cats have a higher incidence.
Avatar m tn A Vet will answer your question. I've posted in one of the forums when I had a question on diabetes in cats. I can understand your apprehension with surgery. Let us know how kitty is doing and good luck.
405614 tn?1329147714 We have two elderly cats, too. One turns 17 this month and the other will be 17 in June. I know what you mean about not knowing something is wrong until it's *really* wrong. I've read, and heard from vets, that cats are like that and it's difficult to find things early with them.
Avatar f tn The following adverse events were reported voluntarily during post-approval use of the product in dogs and cats in foreign markets: death, tremors/ataxia, seizures, anaphylaxis, acute pulmonary edema, facial edema, injection site reactions (alopecia, scabs, necrosis, and erythema), hemolytic anemia, salivation, pruritus, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and inappetance.