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DoloresVanCartier Sat 30-Jul-16 22:04:07

My beautiful oriental Siamese has, for the past few weeks, been coming in with various injuries, little scans on her ears and body that I can feel when I stroke her. Last week she meowed when looking at me and I was shocked to see she had lost her bottom two teeth and her lip was really swollen. I called the vet for advice and she said to just keep an eye on it. She didn't appear to be on any discomfort and was still eating.
I've come home from my parents and seen this (photo attached) and I have no idea what it is, there is no hair around it, it's almost completely smooth. Could she have done this to herself scratching? My worry is that after the tooth incident I began thinking what could have caused an injury to only her mouth and thought someone had kicked her. I know it's a big jump to assume but I have awful neighbours who absolutely hate me, the mum and the two kids, she has my cats kitten and a dog so is ostensibly an animal lover, but they are truly truly wicked people. I'm now concerned that they are harming my cat. Has anyone seen an injury like this before and can put my mind at rest that a human isn't hurting my wee girl? I'll be taking her to the vet on Monday in case she needs antibiotics as there are gouges out of her skin sad

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 30-Jul-16 22:35:16

Could be a burst abscess. I'd go to the pets at home vets on Sunday. There will be a line of other pets who chose a weekend to be ill.

Abscesses are painful and cats are brilliant at pretending everything's fine.

Sounds like she's getting into scraps.

DramaAlpaca Sat 30-Jul-16 22:37:52

I agree she looks like she's getting into scraps.

I'd say she needs a trip to the vet for an antibiotic shot.

Poor puss.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 30-Jul-16 22:51:27

You can wash it out with warm salty water tonight. Not too hot and not too salty.

Don't use any human meds on her though. Some are quite toxic to cats.

DoloresVanCartier Sat 30-Jul-16 22:59:24

Oh thank you all for getting back to me. I was thinking it might be a urn but an abbess would make sense having had scabs On her.

I didn't know about the pets at home vet and I'll go there tomorrow! Thank you all so much.

DoloresVanCartier Sat 30-Jul-16 23:01:30

Jeezo! Spell check is not my friend tonight!! Abscess and burn!!

cozietoesie Sat 30-Jul-16 23:15:15

You said that your neighbour had 'your cat's kitten'. Is she neutered now?

DoloresVanCartier Sun 31-Jul-16 00:11:00

Yes, she is seven now and the kitten is five, she was neutered after she was bred with another Siamese.

RubbishMantra Sun 31-Jul-16 01:33:06

Could be an abscess or tick bite, either of which need vet treatment ASAP.

I'm shocked that your vet didn't advise you to bring her in after the missing teeth and fat lip incident tbh. I'd have brought her in regardless, if I thought someone had kicked my cat hard enough to cause those types of injuries. But that's just me...

Second PPs who say get her to the vets ASAP. Vets4Pets are located inside Pets at Home, and are open 10am - 4pm Sundays.

RubbishMantra Sun 31-Jul-16 01:40:03

Sorry to ask, why would you give/sell one of your cat's kittens to "truly, truly wicked people"?

avamiah Sun 31-Jul-16 02:03:17

I have to male cats and yes I have seen a similar injury on both of them over the years.
They had been fighting with other cats or even a fox .
Clean the wound if you can and keep the cat indoors or if it keeps bleeding go to the vet.
As for your neighbours kicking the cat, ( when they have one of its kittens) , doesn't make sense to me.
That's a serious allegation and I advise you to tread carefully before you accuse them or report them without some concrete evidence.
Good Luck

avamiah Sun 31-Jul-16 02:04:23

Two male cats ( spelling )

DoloresVanCartier Sun 31-Jul-16 09:07:21

Rubbish. When we first moved here we were quite friendly for about three years and the past three have been horrendous with her. I know it's a serious allegation as I'm a cop myself.

FoxesOnSocks Sun 31-Jul-16 09:15:32

Burst abscess (most likely from a bite) I would think. Vet visit the best idea for that.

How to handle the fighting I don't know - there's a unneutered Tom near me and he goes for my cat a lot. I don't know what to do, mine is definetly and outdoor cat so keeping him in would affect his welfare. It's a question of which is worse for him really.

DoloresVanCartier Sun 31-Jul-16 09:48:03

Thanks foxes, our pets at home doesn't have a vet. I've phoned my own vet and he's going to meet me at the surgery at 11, I think it is an abscess as it's got a big lump under neath it today. I can't keep her in either, she would be clawing the walls.

RubbishMantra Sun 31-Jul-16 12:26:42

Hopefully the vet looked at her teeth too? I'd be thinking a clip with a car, or a fall. Poor little lass (and you). I hope she's OK.

DoloresVanCartier Sun 31-Jul-16 13:36:37

Thanks everybody. It was an abscess and the vet has drained it (and let mr video the gunk coming out because I'm a sporner!) and it was stinking!! There was only one puncture would so she hadn't been bitten by another cat, she brings in birds all the time and the vet surmised that she has tried to get a bigger bird and has perhaps come off worse, this could account for the tooth missing and the swollen lip. She's all cosied in bed and is much happier. My DP was speaking to a neighbour whose house looks on to ours and he said a couple of weeks ago him and his wife watched the wee bugger trying to get a pigeon through the cat flap!!

FoxesOnSocks Sun 31-Jul-16 14:44:04

Reckon she went for a crow of some sort? They do gang up on cats if they catch birds!!

DoloresVanCartier Sun 31-Jul-16 16:01:55

Yes Foxes, she's tiny terror and took on a seagull that landed in "her" garden before.

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