Gum infection cat

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Avatar f tn 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. Please tell me if there is something i could take, any antibiotic or pain killer or anti inflammation, anything.
152660 tn?1291759171 Hi Ali, When his eyes swell up and close is there yellow goop sticking them closed?? If so this is Herpes Upper Respiratory Sydrome, and is so common in kittens. Sometimes their mom passes it onto them. My Cat , Meezy< has had herpes and this makes her immune compromised. Look for signs of gum disease (Stomatitis) this sometimes goes hand and hand. Herpes if very common and it will bring repeated colds, watering eyes, runny nose, and sneezing.
12182312 tn?1427687556 It hurts to eat , brush or do anything. If I go to touch the gum I only have to slightly tap it , they are extremely tender. I'm going to go back to my surgeon to have a look. Has this happened to anyone? I've been taking ibuprofen for pain and I'm on an antibiotic also but my gums are killing me.
Avatar f tn If your cat has a respiratory infection accompanied by bad breath, the breath problem should resolve as soon as the cat recovers. Another unusual cause of feline bad breath can be underlying illness - some metabolic disorders and organ problems such as kidney disease can cause an unusual odor on the breath. In most cases, the odor will not the typical sulfur smell of classic halitosis, but may still be quite unpleasant.
4628837 tn?1364561515 Had a tooth pulled because of gum pain in December. Sinc ethen, I have severe gum pain across the spot where the tooth came out to the end of the back teeth. Been back to the suregon twice and he took panaramic ex rays and says he sees nothing wrong. No broen teeth left in sopt where tooth was pulled, so Ive lived with the pain since December. Ive had my sinusses cat scanned, brain mri, and 3 dr appointments with eye doctors. No one can find a thing wrong. Going back to the surgeon today.
1644117 tn?1300978433 However, it's not affecting the whole gum, it's just as if someone took a scratchy red marker and drew a intermittent width line along the gum line where his teeth meet the gum. I started him on Clavamox antibiotics that my Veterinarian gave me for another cat that has just passed from heart failure. I was wondering if there's anything natural I can do to help him.
Avatar m tn I had a tooth extracted after a crown prep where the dentist kept trying to find enough bone to attach the temp by using a laser to burn gum tissue back. This was done 4 different days. Finally I had the tooth pulled it was a molar,tooth 3. About a week or so later, the premolar next to it started feeling like it was moving, sort of popping in the socket. I was told that this can happen after an extraction due to shifting from the space.
Avatar f tn My cat has recently been diagnosed with Cat Scratch Fever. I understand that for most cats this is not a big issue. The problem for my cat is that he has several health issues (FIV, early stage renal failure, hyperthyroidism) that with this is resulting in mouth ulcerations on his tongue. What treatment options are their for Cat Scratch Fever and can it be "cured"?
796579 tn?1266435624 Hi Nicole, I would only add that untreated dental disease may lead to a number of other systemic ailments as bacteria which live just under the gum line often enter into the bloodstream during normal eating motions. Infection of the heart valves and organs with numerous blood vessels are typical sites of new infection from dental disease. In people, even pancreatic cancer has been linked to gum and tooth disease.
Avatar m tn Hello from a newbie, Does anyone know of a link between Bartonella with encephalitis and chronic fatigue syndrome? I have CFS and in 2005 suffered from a severe Bartonella infection with encephalitis. I don't know if this is linked as I have also contracted Hepatitis B and C, Epstein Barr twice (at 18 and at 42), dengue fever, tuberculosis, and chronic herpes (since 1981).
Avatar n tn If you can manage, it's always best to manually explore the area for obstructions. I recall one cat who we caught who had a terrible mouth infection. We ended up pulling through a hole in the cheek six inches of string that had somehow gotten lodged in the pocket of flesh between the gum and the cheek. Cats have a wonderful propensity for healing, but you have to watch for signs of how things are going. always go to a vet if things don't seem to be improving or something seems amiss.
Avatar m tn An x-ray was the only way I found out my cat had liver cancer (my previous cat) and it's the definitive proof you need. Have you had blood work done recently?
Avatar f tn Our 14 year old cat had a severe asthma attack last week due to construction going on in our house, there was dust everywhere so we're chalking it up to that. We were told years ago she possibly had asthma, but have never had any problems with it. She was put on Prednisolone twice a day for five days, and Veraflox once a day, and did very well, her breathing was back to normal. Yesterday she was dropped down to once a day, and she started gagging throughout the day.
1996749 tn?1327209579 could be two things... gum infection.. ... some kind of stomach virus or bacteria thing.. or UTI... my kitten had the same problem when i got him at one month old!! and it turned out to be ecoli in his bladder ... he would meow non stop and he would look like he was dead when he slept... i took him one day after i got him to the vet. . please go to vet....
4520139 tn?1355852769 It is very painful for the cat to eat with gum infection or any other teeth problem - teeth extract will not bother cat at all. It sound very drastic and on the beginning I can't bear that I have to do it, however, I will help my cat. Cats after extraction have a normal life. My outdoor cat already had most of back teeth removal and it healed in the couple of days.
Avatar f tn and i cannot give her the hairball formulated food because it always causes her to have a urinary tract infection...any ideas...i have tried the stuff in the tube that she is supposed to lick off..but she wont always do it...
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with herpes and I get occasional outbreaks, gum disease, fasciitis in hands/feet/knee - all these were diagnosed a few years back by my doctor. I did have some type of rash on my chest but I had it before this incident, so it might be unrelated. I had an HIV test on January 21 and it was negative. I also had an HIV test back on April 2010 and it was also negative These symptoms were just weird for me. My belly was itching, but I did not see any bumps.
Avatar f tn My cat, Mitzi, makes a terrible grinding sound since she had her teeth cleaned 5 days ago. Took her back to vet who decided to remove a tooth that might be causing the trouble. This meant anesthesia twice in 3 days. She wouldn't eat, so I've brought her home. She tried to eat but the grinding sound is still there. She takes a tiny bite and starts shaking her head and making this sound. She is 17 - she was eating perfectly before the dental cleaning.
300987 tn?1219987265 Okay, I have another weird kitty question. My cat is real picky about his water. I change it everyday so it's always fresh. I clean the bowl out every couple of days. I even have to keep the water bowl separate from his food dish. But whenever I get a glass of cold water from the fridge he runs to me and practically begs me to let him drink it. Sometimes I will let him see me pour water from a water bottle from the fridge into his bowl and he will drink it up really quickly.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed a ten day course of clindamycin for a gum infection, which it took care of. Six weeks later I developed severe diarrhea with terrible gut pain and fever. Had blood and mucous in stools an perhaps some intestinal lining. I lost 10 lbs and was very weak and the thought of food made me feel sick.. Emergency room diagnosed clostridium difficile after stool samples and CAT scan. I was put on a 14 day, 4x/day course of oral solution vancomycin which solved the problem.
Avatar m tn I was just wondering if a CAT Scan from the head can show any sign of inner ear infection. I also took an MRI from my neck that came back normal. I have been having some dizziness, headache, vertigo and a sore throat that just started yesterday and i was wondering if these could be the sign of an inner ear infection? Yesterday i visited my dentist for cleaning and i realized that when he was cleaning my gum my ears got blocked for couple of seconds.
Avatar n tn I'm at a loss & need some guidance.I've had recurring sinus infections off over the past year & have been treated w/antibiotics regularly (most recently was a month ago or less). Also have quite a few cavities. Recently I experienced some pain in my upper jaw/face/ear & head & couldn't tell if it was tooth related as it was also in a sinus region (near left side of nose)& my nasal/ear passages have been swollen lately as well.
Avatar m tn Hi my names austin im 24 and seriously desperate i have had an on going sinus infection for the past year i have been to my normal doctor several times a free clinic 2 times and the hospital once for this and several doses of antibiotics/nasal sprays i cant afford to go to an ENT doctor at the moment and not even sure it will help since i have seen the other doctors 6+ times about this it will go away for a month or so when i get on different antibiotics with sparys but keeps coming back i am a
2082202 tn?1396816902 Worried about my adult cat Daisy because she has always been a very quiet cat--hardly ever crying, now she keeps meowing usually every night and sometimes during the day. It is usually when I go for a nap or go to sleep at night--but she has always slept with me and crying was never an issue. I think maybe she's hungry so I feed her...and sometimes she will just walk away from it.
587315 tn?1333556383 When to Take Your Cat to the Vet Cats are notorious in their ability to mask discomfort, pain, and illness. It is best to err on the side of caution - at least call your vet with your cat's symptoms, or better yet, take your cat to the vet as soon as possible. The following are just a few signs that should cause you to seek veterinary attention: Ataxia - unsteady gait or staggering. Possible causes include middle ear infections, neurological disease, or poisoning.
Avatar n tn The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
Avatar n tn We have two cats in the house. Was wondering what the risk of transmission was if I got scratched by a cat after the cat scratched her? Electric Razors: I have caught her using my electric razor on her legs. What risk is involved there? Wondering if anyone has answers or knows who would.
1358341 tn?1282213443 Hello, I lost a cat also to CRF over a year ago after a four year battle. I have a cat now that has has elevated kidney values , creatine 2.8 and BUN of 56. Where to start, since you are familair with this disease and have some knowledge, I guess you know that dry food is the worst thing we are suppose to give to any cat who has kidney issues.My cat was a dry food junkie and it took awhile to convert her over to strictly canned food.