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Fattycat's mouth won't close

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Toddlerteaplease Mon 20-Mar-17 09:23:50

Fattycat can't close her mouth. I think she's yawned and it's locked. Threw some clothes in and straight out the house after a chase to catch her. Vet took her straight off me in case she was in distress. She's not though. I her and Snorg have a plot to kill me!!

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 20-Mar-17 09:38:56

Oh my lord your cats have the worst luck. What do they think it is?.

HemanOrSheRa Mon 20-Mar-17 09:41:01

Bloody hell Toddler sad. I hope she's OK. And you are too x

HemanOrSheRa Mon 20-Mar-17 09:41:43

Oops. Rogue kiss there blush. Hell, have a few more xxxx

Toddlerteaplease Mon 20-Mar-17 10:05:05

They've kept her in for x rays under sedation. She doesn't seem bothered by it though.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Mar-17 10:20:39

Poor lass - that must have been very frightening for you.

Toddlerteaplease Mon 20-Mar-17 10:48:22

It was but she didn't seem distressed by it. Enough to make me leave the house in yesterday's clothes and without a shower and breakfast though!! Things I never ever do! Supposed to be going to the installation of a friend as parish priest about 70 miles away tonight but will have to play it by ear I think.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Mar-17 12:26:38

She's being kept in though? I'd go. smile

Toddlerteaplease Mon 20-Mar-17 12:44:25

Only for a few hours while the x Ray her to see what she's done. They don't have staff on site overnight so if she needs to stay ill take her to the hospital Snorg went to as I also registered her as a patient at the same time. Their emergency care is much cheaper than the emergency vet my vets use.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Mar-17 12:54:18

I think I'd still go. You'll have a mobile phone with you?

Toddlerteaplease Mon 20-Mar-17 13:16:59

Yes but they close at 8 and I won't be back before 2230 at the earliest hopefully should hear soon though. If she was unwell or distressed obviously I wouldn't but hopefully she just needs unlocking.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Mar-17 14:00:38

It sounds as if she has some sort of weakness there right enough. But it might go at any time? Eg - in two months time?

I guess the vet will advise. smile

Weedsnseeds1 Mon 20-Mar-17 14:02:02

Your cat's have really been in the wars lately, are they plotting to bankrupt you?! Hope she's OK, good to hear she doesn't seem distressed.

Toddlerteaplease Mon 20-Mar-17 14:27:16

Fortunately they are both insured. Am still on edge about Snorg, even though she's fine. She still gets her chin prodded to check for lumps. Just remembered that Fatty was fine at around 7 ish when she sneezed on me!

cozietoesie Mon 20-Mar-17 14:34:52

It's a good job you love them so dearly, Toddler.

Toddlerteaplease Mon 20-Mar-17 15:00:57

Isn't it! I'm beginning to have second thoughts after this!! (Joking) just googled locked jaws in cats. Apparently it's very rare but Persians are more prone to it than other breeds. Usually caused by yawning. Which I think is the case here.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Mar-17 15:10:46

Does she, as an individual cat, have a ........challenging jaw conformation?

Toddlerteaplease Mon 20-Mar-17 15:35:09

Not that I'm aware of. Her face is smooshy but not as much as Snorg. And she doesn't have breathing problems. She has runny eyes instead.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Mar-17 15:36:14

Achh well. The vet will be advising you I'm sure.

RubbishMantra Mon 20-Mar-17 16:32:37

Oh, Toddler! You're not having the easiest time of late are you? Hopefully this will be the last of it. Thank good gravy they're with you though. Seems like you rescued the girls just in time.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Mar-17 16:41:13

Yes. They're happy girls now. smile

RubbishMantra Mon 20-Mar-17 18:23:27

Yes Cozie, imagine if they'd been left with their previous owner? I sincerely doubt the girls would've been given the proper treatment...

Toddlerteaplease Mon 20-Mar-17 21:08:41

It was dislocated. God knows how she managed that. Got her home and gave her some pate and she scoffed it straight down. Decided she was ok so made it to my friends induction. But feel guiltily for leaving her.

cozietoesie Mon 20-Mar-17 21:16:16

It can happen - it shouldn't but it can. (That's why I queried her existing head bone/joint structure because some Persians - from 'breeding' practices - have one that may not be as sound as it ought to be and she's only young if I recall?) No need to feel guilty anyway. She's fine now isn't she?

HemanOrSheRa Mon 20-Mar-17 21:30:43

Good grief Toddler. Poor Fatty and poor you. Glad she seems OK now. You probably need to lie down!

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