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    Hi,

    I have a 9 month old kitten and a 4 month old kitten. My 9mo old kitten's bottom lip has become swollen. I noticed it about 4 days ago, and have been watching to see if it will get better by itself.

    The first time i noticed, it seemed like he had a cut or scrap on the lip, because it looked like skin was peeling off. That has gone away, but it has become very swollen.

    I'm very close to taking him to a vet, but wanted to post somewhere to see if this something that isn't too serious, like a cut from the other kitten from when they play.

    Below are two pictures.

    Does anyone know what the cause of this is?

    Thank you!!


    Last edited by solodesignz; 06-01-2010, 06:10 PM.

  • #2
    Dental calculus (tartar) is composed of various mineral salts,
    organic material and food particles. In the early stages of
    accumulation, the material is soft (plaque), but it later hardens and
    adheres to the teeth. Continual accumulation causes inflammation of
    the gums and eventual recession of the gums and loose teeth. The
    breath becomes very odorous and the mouth becomes a dangerous source
    of infection.

    Untreated tooth and gum disease may allow bacteria to enter the
    bloodstream and cause damage to the valves of the heart.

    Swollen bottom lip Thread.

    http://petlovers.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15099

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    • #3
      Originally posted by flealess View Post
      Dental calculus (tartar) is composed of various mineral salts,
      organic material and food particles. In the early stages of
      accumulation, the material is soft (plaque), but it later hardens and
      adheres to the teeth. Continual accumulation causes inflammation of
      the gums and eventual recession of the gums and loose teeth. The
      breath becomes very odorous and the mouth becomes a dangerous source
      of infection.

      Untreated tooth and gum disease may allow bacteria to enter the
      bloodstream and cause damage to the valves of the heart.

      Swollen bottom lip Thread.

      http://petlovers.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15099
      What the flip? You plagarized a post from another wbesite, and then leave a link to a 4 year old thread that is no help to this thread whatsoever? Very helpful.

      To the OP, your cat's swollen lip may very well be the result of your younger kitten swatting the 9 month old cat during rough play. That likely caused the swelling. I would have her seen by the vet, as it may be infected and needs a round of antibiotics.

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      • #4
        WolfBarkAroo,

        Thanks for your reply. I read that other guys response, and it sounded a bit weird, surprised ya found the original source to his plagiarism lol.

        Anyways, I was thinking that could have been the cause, I'll be taking him to the vet.

        Thanks!

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        • #5
          (It's easy to find if something's plagarized. You just copy and paste the first setence or two into Google, and it'll come up with the first website that it's been pulled from )

          Glad to hear he's headed to the vet, keep us updated and let us know how he's doing!

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          • #6
            Symen's bottom lip was swollen a couple of weeks ago.. I took him to the vet and they seemed to think he got bit or stung by something and gave him a steroid and a benedryl shot, the swelling went "down" the first couple of days, but took about a week for it to go completely away.
            good luck, keep us updated ..

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