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Treating a Cat's Swollen Chin?

June 29, 2015

black cat with swollen chinMy cat's chin is swollen. It would come and go for a week or two, but now it's getting worse. It has affected her meowing. She only squeaks. When my daughter gave her to me, she didn't have this problem. She said her vet told her that Paige suffers from anxiety and allergies. She also has fur loss at the tail base and some of the back. Due to fleas. This has been taken care of and is getting better! What could be wrong? She still has an appetite and plays with my new kitten, Midas. She can still purr. Please help!

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June 29, 20150 found this helpful

It is clear that your cat has an infection and it is getting worse as she can't even meow. Please take her immediately to your vet as she needs prescription medicine to improve. If you delay, the infection will only become worse and will cost even more.

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June 30, 20150 found this helpful

This may be unrelated to the symptoms the vet saw earlier. In other words, it could be a new symptom. Since you don't know, a new diagnosis will no doubt solve the mystery.

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July 1, 20150 found this helpful

It looks like a bacterial infection to me. If the infection goes systemic your cat is in grave danger. You need to see a Vet immediately.

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February 7, 20220 found this helpful

Your cat looks exactly like minedidwhenwefirstgothim - hewouldgetthisonandoff and is starting to get it again after a few years free of it. I think it is related to stress as the person told you it was a posibility. I took my cat to the pdsa as he did not seem to have it recently when he was in pain eating and they gave antibiotic but it only worked for a few weeks, hence why I am on the net looking for help as I thought it was a inner mouth problem but a close look shows it is a return of this-he runs away as if he gets a shock while eating.

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I do not think it is dangerous but is painful so instead of having to pay £50 again to the pdsa I am going to see if off the shelf antibiotics will help at least for a time and try to find out what might be stressing him. He goes outside but has cut that back during the scottish winter, so maybe it is this. I know the original poster was years ago but maybe this might help someone.

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