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Abnormal lump on cheek?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Maddie Finn, Jun 30, 2020.


  1. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Let us know how you get on.
     
  2. Maddie Finn

    Maddie Finn PetForums Junior

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    Buddy is fine. They said it isnt from any other cat so it's not as harmful. It's his tooth that may need to be removed but it doesnt look like it. Hes getting it drained on monday. Vets orders not mine. Hes on anti biotics
     
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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Glad you now have a correct diagnosis and it's nothing serious. I imagine the tooth have to come out as well.
     
  4. Maddie Finn

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    We will see how it goes hopefully we can avoid it.
     
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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    It a tooth has caused this much trouble I suspect he's best off without it.
     
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  6. Maddie Finn

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    Yeah definitely he might just need a cleaning. Not a problem if he does need it gone I dont want him to be in pain.
     
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    Well done for getting Buddy seen by the vet. :). Toothache is horrible and cats are very good at hiding pain, as you may know.

    For an infected tooth to cause such a big swelling in his cheek will almost certainly mean he was/is in pain. It definitely merited an 'emergency' appointment and I hope the vet agreed with you it did.

    I hope Buddy will be OK. Please let us know how things go. :)
     
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    Buddy is doing fab! It's gone down almost completely due to antibiotics and a little bit off puss came out (not worrying the get said it will pop itself sometimes). We've cleaned it all with antiseptic wipes and hes getting on well. The hole is small so after being completely washed out with antiseptic wipes it should heal well. Still will be going to the vets on Monday to see what's happening and if it's ok.
     
  9. chillminx

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    I thought the abscess was inside his mouth from an infected tooth. :confused:.

    I am glad he is getting better anyway. :)
     
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    Just incase you don't know this , make sure that the wound doesn't scab over as it needs to heal from the inside out .
     
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    It was a far back tooth so maybe it was connected to something in his teeth that came up on his cheek? I'm not sure just following what the vet said haha :)
     
  12. Maddie Finn

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    Dont worry we are wiping it morning and night to clean it small make sure nothing scabs. :)
     
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    A tooth abscess can in some circumstances create a fistula (an eruption) right through the skin which then leaks pus into the mouth or right through the cheek. It is pretty serious for that to happen, Your poor boy must have been in agony for a while, I am surprised he could even eat anything.
     
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  14. Maddie Finn

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    Hi everyone! Nothing has came back for buddy (like lumps or bumps) his scabs have healed and are no longer visible except a small one. His fur is growing back and hes eating well. :)
     
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    Is his infected tooth OK ?
     
  16. Maddie Finn

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    They said nothing has really came back up so it may have been some lodged food that made it look infected. Nothings came back up so they said its fine but keep an eye in him.

    Meanwhile that's buddys missing fur patch :)
     

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    @Maddie Finn - thank you for the update.

    Goodness me that's a big patch of missing fur! How come he managed to lose the fur?! What did the the vet say about the fur loss?

    I am glad his tooth is now OK and the abscess has drained and healed.
     
  18. Maddie Finn

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    When it popped it must've itched/irritated so he pulled some fur out. It happened after we cleaned it so it must've stung and he scratched it. It wasnt really worrying.
     
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    Sorry....I'm puzzled, I thought the abscess was on his cheek, and was due to an infected tooth. Whereas the patch of missing fur is on the lower part of his neck. Are we talking about 2 separate infections in different places?
     
  20. Maddie Finn

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    I'll try and explain it clearly hehe. Basically when we took him to the vets it looked like an abscess but since it was far back in his mouth they couldn't really see (so it couldve been food that got stuck in his gum and caused an infection rather then the tooth itself). It then popped in the same place the vet poked it to see what was inside. The poke was near the back if the abscess and that's where it popped. When we cleaned it, it must've stung him so he itched it and pulled his fur out. As the abscess has gone down it looked like it was further back then it was. I hope that explained some of it :)
     
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