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Vets! Please help - necrotised gum

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Jux Tue 02-Dec-14 21:53:26

Cat is 5, generally in good condition as are her teeth, though she's had to have two taken out this morning due to the gum. She also has swollen vocal chords. Vet is pretty sure the two are linked but has sent a tissue sample off to see if it sheds any light. Vet posited it might be an allergy but the cat has not shown any allergies to anything in 5 years, she's not too trustful of people she doesn't know and tends to avoid them.

(She's had a/bs and we can give pain relief from Thursday.)

Furthermore, one of our other cats had a problem with his mouth recently, though not in the same league. Vet checked him over, and confirmed some swelling and bruising on nose and chin, but nothing else.

Any ideas? Have any of you come across anything similar? Heard of anything similar?

We are all so upset about our beautiful cat. She is so lovely and quite timorous. She's had a truly horrid time and, though I'm sure she'll start to recover quite quickly now, she's not quite through it yet sadsad

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 02-Dec-14 22:00:14

There are several different causes. Biopsy is the best way to isolate which it is. The treatment will send on the diagnosis.
Hopefully she feels better with the teeth out.

Jux Tue 02-Dec-14 22:55:03

Thank you. The teeth were fine but the necrotised gum was such that the teeth had to come out to get the dead gum out. She's still a bit dosey, but it is so clear that she is feeling better, even though she's not fully recovered yet.

What sort of causes? We are a bit worried that someone did something to her (have heard tales of people putting down bowls of antifreeze etc).

Jux Tue 02-Dec-14 22:56:55

Dozy! That's dozy! blush

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 03-Dec-14 07:30:35

Antifreeze would not cause this, it causes kidney failure very rapidly.
There can be viral infections including latent flu amount other things.

Jux Wed 03-Dec-14 08:01:48

Thanks. thanks

Jux Wed 10-Dec-14 22:45:12

Just a quick update as they got the results from the lab y'day. Nothing untoward found. Yippee. So presumably she cut her gum somehow (we always bag up bones immediately and put in outside food bin, butshe could have picked some up elsewhere - they're all indoor/outdoor cats), cut gets infected and results in very sorry and very expensive cat!

She herself is pretty well back to normal. All 3 cats took to sleeping in different places while the saga was going, but have returned to normal habits, well mostly anyway!

All's well that ends well.

Thanks you lovely nest of vipers for keeping me fairly sane and not speculating about growths etc thanks

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 11-Dec-14 18:53:20

That's good. You always worry about them so much.

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