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MyGodLikeChin Mon 23-Jan-17 14:21:22

Hello knowledgeable cat owners & lovers.
My 7ish (rescue so not certain) lady has just been having a mental moment chasing things around the room and I think she has slid into a chair leg and knocked her tooth as she instantly started rubbing her mouth with both paws.
I looked in her mouth and didn't notice anything amiss so put her down and she ran into the kitchen for food. Put her some down but as soon as she tried to eat she recoiled and batted round her mouth again with her paws.
I wrapped her in a towel for a better inspection and found her top right fang loose and bleeding slightly at the gum line, wasn't bleeding on first check.
I put her down and she's run straight out of cat flap.
I was planning on observing her until morning to see if it settles and her tooth stabilises as can happen in humans but not averse to asking for advice.
Am leaving for school run in 10 minutes so any advice appreciated but won't be able to answer questions immediately.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 23-Jan-17 15:00:36

Vets, it must hurt her if she can't eat.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 23-Jan-17 15:49:01

Definitely vets, the sooner the better. It must be really painful for her. When my cat was pawing at his mouth he actually had a fractured jaw and we had no idea.

MyGodLikeChin Mon 23-Jan-17 16:46:45

Thank you for the replies.
Back from the school run and my little lady is at home and has tentatively eaten some of her biscuits and is now eating the wet pouch.
I have called the vet who says monitor as she is eating albeit more slowly, check tooth tomorrow and bring her in of still bleeding, really red and inflamed gum or no improvement in tooth wobble.

MyGodLikeChin Mon 23-Jan-17 16:47:28

*if still bleeding

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 23-Jan-17 19:10:08

Maybe it will reattach over night. Poor cat won't do that again.

RubbishMantra Mon 23-Jan-17 19:58:15

Little M did the 2 paws groping at the mouth thing when his adult teeth were coming through. Quite distressing to watch, isn't it?

If it were me, I'd take her to the vet's, even if they just give pain relief. Cats are very good at hiding pain. Bur they still feel it.

<runs off to bubble wrap furniture legs>

RubbishMantra Mon 23-Jan-17 20:02:19

Bur = but.

And perhaps keep her indoors for a day or 2?

MyGodLikeChin Mon 23-Jan-17 20:13:08

Luckily she is quite a homebody as the first 5 months of her life was spent locked in a dark cellar so even though we've had her a long time she's never developed the roaming instinct.
She's eaten more, is drinking well and not pawing her face, is fast asleep now.

mumsnit Mon 23-Jan-17 20:45:03

My cat did something similar last week and as she was at the vets anyway I got them to check it out. Was advised that if tooth starts to go darker in colour there is nerve damage and it may need to be taken out.

Hope its all ok and she's getting her appetite back.

RubbishMantra Mon 23-Jan-17 22:37:31

"the first 5 months of her life was spent locked in a dark cellar"

Oh God, that's awful. Thank goodness she was rescued and you adopted her.

Have a purry snuggle from the MantraCats and me.

MyGodLikeChin Tue 24-Jan-17 09:46:09

She's eating but still tentatively. Tooth still wobbly and looks to me longer now than the other although gum not bleeding and not as red and inflamed.
Off to vets st 10:10 so we'll be doing the fight into the carry box at any moment.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Tue 24-Jan-17 12:04:10

I hope she got on OK, let us know.

cozietoesie Tue 24-Jan-17 12:18:21

How did she do? smile

MyGodLikeChin Tue 24-Jan-17 16:26:09

Antibiotic and pain relief injections then back in tomorrow for extraction.

MyGodLikeChin Tue 24-Jan-17 16:27:13

Here she is chilling on the xbox

MyGodLikeChin Tue 24-Jan-17 16:29:30

Got to starve her from 7 tonight which means my big lad will destroy the kitchen shouting and looking for food grin

MyGodLikeChin Tue 24-Jan-17 16:31:37

Yes my house is cluttered blush

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 24-Jan-17 16:46:14

Poor girl. At least you got her booked in swiftly.

cozietoesie Tue 24-Jan-17 16:53:13

Poor lass. I was hoping that it might firm up but if it had a real dunt......? Not all teeth can be saved, sadly.

Good luck to her for the procedure.

mumsnit Tue 24-Jan-17 20:10:28

Sorry to hear that sad

Vinorosso74 Tue 24-Jan-17 21:24:27

Sounds nasty, hope all goes well tomorrow. She's a lovely cat!

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