Swollen cat jaw

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

  1. Roxyfan

    Roxyfan New Egg

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    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 Just Hatched

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    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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