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What is Facial Swelling?

Some of these causes of swelling are incredibly serious and need to be treated immediately to protect your cat. It doesn’t matter whether the swelling is only occurring on one side of the face or affecting the entire face, you should bring your cat to a veterinarian as soon as possible if you spot any symptoms.

If you notice your cat’s face looks puffier than usual, he could be suffering from facial swelling. It may be difficult to spot swelling at first, but as it worsens, your cat’s eyes may begin to close as the surrounding area swells. The symptoms of facial swelling can come on suddenly or develop over time, depending on the underlying cause. Swelling can be caused by a variety of conditions, including exposure to allergens or toxins, dental abscesses, trauma, and insect bites. 

Symptoms of Facial Swelling in Cats

It’s much easier to spot facial swelling in short haired cats than in long haired cats. Facial swelling is characterized by a puffy, abnormal facial appearance. Depending on the cause, the swelling could affect small areas, one side of the face, or the entire face. You may also notice your cat’s eyes appearing smaller than usual because of the swelling.

Causes of Facial Swelling in Cats

A number of different factors can cause facial swelling in cats, some which are more severe than others. To ensure your cat is properly treated, take him to an emergency vet as soon as possible. Some of the causes include:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Dental abscess
  • Facial trauma
  • Insect/snake bite
  • Muscle inflammation
  • Inflamed salivary glands
  • Acetaminophen poisoning
  • Cancer
  • Hematoma
  • Infection

Diagnosis of Facial Swelling in Cats

Bring your cat into a vet as soon as you see signs of facial swelling. Provide as much information as possible to your vet regarding your cat’s diet and medical history. If your cat has any known allergies, make sure you mention this to the vet. You should also let your vet know if you have an outside cat, as snakes or insects can easily come into contact with outside cats.

Next, the vet will begin a physical examination of your cat. He will look for signs of insect or snake bites, wounds, infection, and hives, which are often present during an allergic reaction. Vets will also check the skin to look for signs of hematoma, which is characterized by skin discoloration. The vet may also look inside your cat’s mouth to determine if a dental abscess could be causing the facial swelling.

If the swelling is localized, the vet may be able to conclude it is caused by muscle or salivary gland inflammation. However, localized swelling can also be caused by tumors, which the vet may be able to feel during the physical examination. If no cause is determined after the physical examination, the vet may perform X-rays or an ultrasound to check for tumors in the head or neck. Biopsies may need to be performed on any tumors that are found to determine if they are cancerous.

Treatment of Facial Swelling in Cats

The treatment plan will depend on the cause of facial swelling. Allergic reactions will usually be treated with corticosteroids and antihistamines. If the swelling is caused by an infection, the bacteria may need to be cultured to determine which antibiotic will be the most effective. Muscle or salivary gland inflammation is usually treated with anti-inflammatory medication and steroids. 

Vets may recommend letting hematomas clear up on their own, but in extreme cases, they may think it is best to drain the hematoma before sending your cat home. 

If your cat has been diagnosed with cancer, the treatment will depend on the severity of the disease. Your cat may require surgery to remove the tumor, along with radiation and chemotherapy.

If your cat has ingested acetaminophen, the vet will administer acetylcysteine, which will protect the liver from serious damage. Cats suffering from acetaminophen poisoning may need to stay with the vet overnight so the vet can closely monitor the cat’s vital signs while he recovers.

Recovery of Facial Swelling in Cats

Most cats will fully recover from facial swelling, especially if the cause was an allergic reaction or infection. However, if the swelling was caused by cancer or acetaminophen toxicity, your cat’s recovery will depend on the severity of his condition.

Be sure to administer medications to your cat as advised by the veterinarian. If the swelling was caused by an allergy, try to remove any potential allergens from your cat’s environment. It’s recommended that you keep your cat indoors to limit his exposure to potential allergens, insects, and snakes.

The vet may ask that you bring your cat in shortly after your initial visit to ensure the swelling has gone down and the underlying cause is being properly treated.

Facial Swelling Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Mr. Tongue
Unsure, solid black
Appx5+ yrs.
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Confusion

Medication Used

none

Rescued cat. Took to my local vet & had all but 3 teeth pulled several mo. ago. due to much abcess. Long story there. Moved to country with cat. 6/2017 Was doing great, gained weight pretty quick, happy, shiney, sassy. As of beginning 11/17 cat started pulling out a large patch of hair on his rt outer thigh and face appears swollen. Also, temperment has changed to rather "aggressive when handeled". On 32ac, wondering about a possible snake bite??

Health Expert
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
Snake or insect bites are quite common and can cause severe swelling of the face and other parts of the body; try giving cetirizine at 5mg (once per day) and bathe the area around the face with warm water. Since a snake bite is suspect, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side, your location will help narrow down which snakes possibly are the culprit. Other causes may be infection from the mouth, fighting with other cats, salivary gland swelling among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Emma
Egyptian Mau
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Laziness
Pus like liquid

My kitten has a swelling all over her face, including her mouth and chin. She refuses any food and water given. She also seems weak and drools. What should I do to control this?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
Given Emma’s age and size you should visit your Veterinarian immediately for an examination; also bathing around her mouth may also help remove any possible irritants. Giving cetirizine at a dose of 5mg may help control the swelling if it is due to allergy but I am concerned about her age; ideally you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination since she isn’t eating or drinking. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snicklefritz
Tabby
3 Months
Mild condition
2 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Jaw
Lethargic

My cat fell last night while I was giving her a bath. She hit her jaw and was stunned for a moment. After drying her and resting I noticed no signs of swelling. It is currently the morning after and her jawline has swollen to almost triple.

Health Expert
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Swelling at this level would be best to be checked by your Veterinarian, since if there are fractures or any other problems, they may be complicated if left for sometime. Administering baby aspirin at a dose of 5 mg/lb every 24 to 48 hours for pain may make Snicklefritz more comfortable; but bear in mind it may affect treatment given by your Veterinarian later. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

my cats fight and it's really distressing. i have three and none of them get along. his face was swollen today and i realize that they've obviously had a fight. its not serious enough for my parents to take him to the vet but i still would like to know what i could do to make the swelling go down.

My cat Snowball started sneezing (clear spray) and coughing. Brought him to the Vet, she noticed a slight and intermittent squint in left eye. Stain test was negative. Erythromycin ointment was Rx'ed twice a day for a week for treatment of possible conjunctivitis.

Eye has gotten worse and is mostly red and swollen shut when I return from work and upon waking in the AM (pre-ointment application).

It's been 8 days and it's worse not better.

I subcutaneous administration of Convenia .45mls was given 8 days ago as well.

Do cats ever show allergic reaction to Convenia that manifests itself in one single red, puffy, swollen eye tissue cells surrounding the eye with redness spreading slightly into surrounding scalp?

Wish I could upload or email a photo.

~ Jonathan
Snowball's Owner

I found a 4 weeks old stray kitten that has swollen face and paws.. she has good appetite but suddenly died after 1 week.

Had a stray kitten that has swollen face and paws.. still had good appetite despite the swollen face. But suddenly died after one week.

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Bubbas
Manx
13 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

My cats whole face is swollen on the left side his eye is almost indented in completely to his face he looks as if his eye is gone and we are very worried. His eye is collecting mucus and blood and gunk in it but he has no pain to it please help us.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
Face swelling on one side of the face is usually attributable to a reaction to some type of bite; bathing the side of the face and giving Benadryl may help at a dose of 0.5mg/lb every twelve hours but can be difficult to effectively split the tablet. Given the severity of the reaction, you should visit your Veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinarian to be on the safe side especially if she may have been bitten by something. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rode
Unknown
3 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Leaking cut

My cat face was swollen it has went down but now looks like a wound leaking puss what can I do I saved her from living in the streets I cannot afford a visit to vet

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to keep the wound clean and to flush it out with some sterile saline solution; regular bathing with diluted chlorhexidine should be done as well, you may also apply an antibiotic ointment to the wound like Neosporin. I would recommend you contact a charity clinic to have a look at Rode so that any antibiotics or other treatment may be given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bella
domestic short hair
7 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

I noticed this afternoon my kitten had a little bit of a swollen bottom lip. Around noon I didn't notice it, but upon arriving back home 3hrs later her lip was definitely swollen and made her mouth look a little lopsided. I'm wondering if she could be allergic to a new flavor of wet cat food I started giving her this morning or if she got a bacterial infection from her plastic food dish (although she's eaten out of plastic for two weeks now). It being a Saturday night and not wanting to pay an emergency fee, could I wait to take her in on Monday and just monitor it tomorrow?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I prefer stainless steel food bowls over plastic, but I doubt at two weeks old the bowl has something to do with it; a swollen lip may be due to allergies or trauma in most cases. If you have given a different food today, clean the mouth thoroughly and switch back to the old food and keep an eye on the lip. Make sure that Bella can drink and eat, but if she is having trouble drinking you should visit an Emergency Clinic before Monday. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baby
Simease
13 yrs
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Simease cat
13 yr old female
She had dental surgery an abcess since then her left side of eye almost shut , left side of face swollen her breathe is so bad she sneezing a lot and fluid coming from the eye that almost shut.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
You should visit your Veterinarian again if this issue has arisen since the surgery; it is possible that the abscess has extended up to the nasal cavity causing issues with the nose. In these cases a thorough examination is required to determine if medical treatment or other treatment is required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Truman
Tonkinese
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Swelling

Last night I noticed my cat's face was swollen on his left cheek close to his nose. He is indoor only, has a brother who he fights with, but in case it was an allergy or a spider bite I took him to the vet hospital. They immediately recommended a CT scan, x-rays, rhino endoscopy and a battery of other tests to the tune of $3,000+...just for a diagnosis. Is this a reasonable recommendation?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It depends on the type of swelling; if the swelling felt like an allergic reaction then it would be unnecessary but if the swelling felt like it was due to a mass or tumour, then other diagnostic tests may be required. I wouldn’t see the value in an x-ray if a CT scan was being done, but if it feels like there is a mass or tumour in the area then a CT scan may be justified. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Olaf
Maine Coon
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy

I noticed today that my cat has dark brown drainage coming from his ear and it was pretty dirty inside. Also that he has been super lethargic all day, barely moving. I cleaned his ears but they just got first again within an hour. Just now I realized one side of his face is swollen. His lip in particularly- it is so fat I can barely move it to see his teeth. I am not sure if the ear problem and the lip swelling are connected, but either way, he feels hot and is just laying in the same spot so I am worried it may be something more serious than what I am seeing. Any advice or possible diagnosis for what is going on with him? Is this something I can treat at home?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should take Olaf into your Veterinarian as the issue may be due to infection, inflammation, allergies, trauma among other causes; if you have used an ear cleaning solution it is possible that Olaf had a reaction to it. Without examining Olaf I cannot say what the cause and since his face and lips are swollen it may cause a problem with him eating and drinking so this should be seen to as soon as possible. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mimi
short hair
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Ear mites
Swelling

My cat has a swollen face on one side along with a strange smell in her ear, possibly ear mites. Shes very tired and seems sick. Will this go down after ear drops?

Health Expert
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
Generally mites do not smell, ear infections do; it would be best to get an over the counter ear cleaner and give the ears a good cleaning followed by some antibiotic drops. Ideally you should get your Veterinarian’s opinion to check and confirm the cause and to get some prescription strength medication. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tris
Absynnian/Snowshoe Mix
1 1/2 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose seems swollen
Right eye swollen shut
Right side facial swelling

Hi, my family has a really sweet cat Named Tris. She is not the type to get into fights with other cats in our neighborhood. Recently there has been this black and white cat that has been trying to get into cat fights with her. The other day we noticed that they had a fight at the end of our driveway, there was white clumps of fur (which Tris is white and gray) scattered around, but when we checked her, there was no fur ripped off of her so we thought she was ok. A few days later we started to notice that her nose seemed to be swelling and it quickly spread across the right cheek to the rest of the right side of her face. Again we checked her, we couldn’t find any lacerations on her face, but we could tell there was some tenderness. The swelling doesn’t feel like pus either, it’s hard, like normal swelling. What is wrong with her? Can we treat it at home?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
Any sudden swelling which appears a day or so after a fight with another cat should be suspected as being infected, even if you cannot find a break in the skin. I would recommend that you visit your Veterinarian as it would be best for Tris to get some systemic antibiotics and possibly an anti inflammatory to help with swelling and pain so she can eat more comfortably. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zoe
Short hair domestic
11 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Medication Used

Felimazole

My cats side of her face is swollen- I just noticed it yesterday - she seems to be licking her lips more often than normal - but it doesn’t seem to hurt her to the touch and she is eating and drinking normally

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
There are various issues which may be causing swelling of one side of the face which may include swollen salivary glands, insect bites, infections, ear infections among other issues. If Zoe is otherwise alright and is eating and drinking normally I would recommend keeping a close eye on things; if the swelling doesn’t improve over the next few days you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ivory
Cat
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My kitten is about 5-6 months old. We had her spayed about 2 weeks ago and about 3 days after she started coughing and just hasn't been herself. Her cough is now gone and seemed like she was on the mend. Her furr seems oily since she was spayed as well. But I just noticed her face is swollen, she's drooling and her breath stinks. And her eyes are watery. She doesn't want to be touched. Please help. Thank you! 😩

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A little bit of a cough after spaying is normal as intubation irritates the larynx and can cause a cough for a few days; if you are noticing oily fur it may be due to seborrhoea or another cause which can be managed with medicated shampoos. The facial swelling may be due to dental issues especially if there is bad breath and drooling; I would suggest getting Ivory back to your Veterinarian to check her over and to see if there is any connection between the dots. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pugsley
Brown tabby
2 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

fever?
swollen cheek
Watery eyes

Pugsley is an inside cat, but he does go outside to play fairly frequently for an hour or two at a time. This morning when he came back inside I noticed the right side of his face is pretty swollen, just his cheek though his eye and neck seem to be okay. He does like to bully some of the local outside cats if they come too close, and I did notice a few scabs on top of his head where it looks like he got scratched, so at first I assumed it was just from him getting into a fight and the swelling would probably go down... but then I noticed as he was sleeping that his ears were quite hot, which led me to think infected cut or even an abscessed tooth. Unfortunately he wont let me get close enough to his teeth to really check them thoroughly, and I can't find any scratches on his face either. He seems to be eating and drinking with no problem, and doesn't seem to be in pain even when I gently press around the swollen area. I can't really afford a visit to the vet right now, but if it's necessary I'll figure out a way. What do you think? Is it safe enough to wait a few days to see if the swelling goes down, or should I take him in immediately?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
It is possible that Pugsley has sustained some battle wounds which may indeed become infected especially if he was scratched by a stray cat; any wounds should be kept clean but ideally you should visit your Veterinarian regardless of cost to check him over as some infections may cost more in the long term if left without treatment. Also, since you are unable to check him for dental or other issues we cannot rule them in or out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I kept him inside all night and did indeed find the scratch on his face that caused the swelling, I cleaned it out as much as he would allow me to and today when we woke up I noticed the swelling had gone down considerably. I'm still going to take him in today to get checked out but I take that as a good sign, he also seems more like himself today as well. Thank you so much for your advice!

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Daisy Duke
Cat
5 Months
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Medication Used

none

5 month female kitten attacked by unknown animal early morning. No visible wounds but left side of jaw/cheek a little swollen, left ear cocked to the side. If she was a human it would resemble a stroke victim. She was skiddish the first day but she's purring, loving and not acting like she's hurt or not feeling good.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
Daisy Duke may have some inflammation to the facial nerve which should improve when the swelling goes down; even if you cannot see any wounds it would be best to bathe the cheek with a dilute antiseptic. Keep an eye on her, but if the swelling doesn’t go down you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Milo
Brown tabby
11 years to 12 years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Large swelling on left cheek

My cat is 11 to 12 years old he has a hard facial swell on the left cheek, I am rather worried and would like some reconmendations or explanations on what to do for him.

Health Expert
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1690 Recommendations
There are various causes for facial swelling but the most common cause in cats which roam outdoors is from infection secondary to be scratched in a fight; you should check for a wound and visit your Veterinarian for an examination and to get some antibiotics if needed. Other causes may include insect bites, allergies, salivary gland disorders among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bear
dsh
6 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hard swollen cheek
Hard swollen cheek; heat in cheek;b
Hard swollen cheek; heat in cheek

My cat goes outside at night. He just healed an ear wound, he gets in trouble out there. He came in 6 days ago with the right cheek swollen, but not warm. A couple days later it went down. Three days later it is swollen, hard and warm. He’s eating and drinking. No visible scratches or bites.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Just because there are no scratches doesn’t mean that the cause isn’t traumatic from scratches, insect bite or an oral foreign body; if the cheek is warm and swollen I would advise you visit your Veterinarian as Bear may require a course of antibiotics or be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Eren
Bombay
2 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

trouble eating
Fever
Pain
Infection
Swelling

Medication Used

antibiotic shot

I took my cat to the vet yesterday. He had been coughing and his breathing was a bit raspy. He was acting like he didn't feel well and just wasn't being himself. The vet said that he had a puncture wound in his mouth, which isn't surprising. Eren likes to chew on everything. While I'm glad it wasn't anything serious I am not sure how to help him. They gave him an antibiotic shot, which they said would help within a few days. But for now he really doesn't want to eat. He will start to, and after a lick or two will stop. He normally only eats dry food. I offered him some wet food, figuring it would be easier with the swelling and pain but he still doesn't seem to want it. Is there anything you would recommend that might be easier for him to eat or any way to make him more comfortable until the swelling and pain are under control?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If a cat doesn’t eat for a day or two, it wouldn’t cause much of a problem; this issue here is if he isn’t drinking, as long as he is drinking he should be fine. Monitor him daily for improvement and you should see he eating more within three days or so. If he still doesn’t want to eat, you should return to your Veterinarian to make sure that the wound is healing like it should do. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gismo
American Shorthair
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

We adopted a kitten about 4 months ago, the vets believed he have FHV-1. Recently he’s been swelling in his face (lower lip, upper lip, cheek) and he is ripping out his fur. Im not sure if he’s having an allergic reaction, or what to do.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for this behaviour which may include infections, allergies, foreign objects, chemical irritants, dental disorders among other causes; if Gismo is self mutilating then putting a cone on her may be a good start, also bathing the area around the mouth could be useful too. Try to give 5mg of cetirizine once per day to see if there is any improvement but you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snowball
Himalayan
2 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing, Coughing

Medication Used

Erythromycin
Convenia

My cat Snowball started sneezing (clear spray) and coughing. Brought him to the Vet, she noticed a slight and intermittent squint in left eye. Stain test was negative. Erythromycin ointment was Rx'ed twice a day for a week for treatment of possible conjunctivitis. Eye has gotten worse and is mostly red and swollen shut when I return from work and upon waking in the AM (pre-ointment application). It's been 8 days and it's worse not better. I subcutaneous administration of Convenia .45mls was given 8 days ago as well. Do cats ever show allergic reaction to Convenia that manifests itself in one single red, puffy, swollen eye tissue cells surrounding the eye with redness spreading slightly into surrounding scalp? Wish I could upload or email a photo. ~ Jonathan Snowball's Owner

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The symptoms you are describing may be caused by infection, allergy (usually both eyes are affected) or irritation from a chemical. If there has been no response to treatment, I would be more inclined to think that the cause may be due to contact with some irritant; try to clean the eye by dribbling lukewarm water over the eye and revisit your Veterinarian (or another) for another examination. A picture usually tells a thousand words, but in some cases the angle, lighting and resolution of the camera can tell different stories. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Po
white
10-11 weeks
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

My 10-11 week old kitten has a swollen bottom lip. I found a flea on him the other day so I gave him a flea treatment for cats under 5lbs. He was supposed to be 12 weeks before treatment but I wasn't looking for an infestation of fleas at this time. I'm very worried the swollen lip is a result of the treatment and now I'm a bad cat mom. Is this the cause? Is the best treatment to wait it out? Please help!

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A swollen lip shouldn’t be caused by application of a flea spot on medication; however trauma, biting, plastic food bowl among other causes may. Check the food bowl if it is plastic as small scratches may irritate the lips and chin leading to swelling; check the bowl and replace as necessary. I would keep an eye on the lip, but if it doesn’t go down or you notice it increasing in size visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kseniya
Tabby Cat
4 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

cat came home after two days of being missing, all filthy in mud and with a swollen jaw. doesent eat or drink or try to clean her self. She has been desexed about two years ago and doesent seem to like to eat any wet food. mainly eats birds and dry cat food and lots of water.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for swelling around the jaw which may be attributable to trauma, bites, infection, salivary gland disorders among other causes; keep Kseniya indoors and get her cleaned up, make sure she is drinking and take her to her Veterinarian for an examination as there are a few possible causes all with different treatments. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Deja Vu
TORTOISE shell
10
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Deja VU had oral surgery about 2 weeks ago. She had 7 teeth extracted and the bone beneath then due to infection. No cancer was evident in her blood tests or in the tissue or bone. Her eye was tearing before the surgery, and is now back to normal, and most of the swelling had gone down about a week after the surgery. I took her back to the vet and he said she was in great shape. I had been giving her oral antibiotics after the surgery. HEr behavior improved tremendously and she started playing and running around again. She still is, but the swelling is still there. Not as bad as before the surgery, but how long will it last? Is there something else wrong? She has a great appetite and acts like a kitten now. She is 10 years old. Thank you for your help. I take her back to the vet in a couple of weeks.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Removal of teeth and a section of the jaw bone is a traumatic surgery and swelling for sometime afterwards is to be expected, as long as Deja Vu is eating and drinking normally I wouldn’t be too concerned and just monitor her recovery day by day. If you notice any loss of appetite, discharge, bad smell or anything else concerning return to your Veterinarian earlier. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Keanu
N/a
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling and drainage

My indoor/ outdoor cat half of his face well upper lip up to his eye is swollen and there’s some drainage coming from his eye it doesn’t seem to hurt him though

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Keanu got into a fight or something which could have resulted in a scratch which got infected, you should speak with your Veterinarian about the swelling since if there is something draining from the eye it may be infected and would require antibiotics. The swelling may be painful, but Keanu may just be stoic. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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