Swollen cat jaw

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Roxyfan, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Roxyfan

    Roxyfan In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2015
    Not chicken related sorry! Today I noticed that my cat, Teddy, has a swollen jaw and couldent eat or drink. I already checked for broken bones and his teeth look fine. Here's a picture:[​IMG]
    As you can tell, it's the bottom of his jaw. I don't want to take him to the vet buy any ideas would would be helpful!
  2. new2chickens307

    new2chickens307 In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2016
    Unfortunately it could be an abcessed tooth root, even if the teeth look good there could be a infection above the gum line. If he was still eating j would say give it a bit, but cats need to eat or they can get really ill. You will need to have a radiograph to diagnosis or possibly a needle aspirate could work . Good luck

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