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My cat's jaw seems to be dislocated. It has made it hard to

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My cat's jaw seems to be dislocated. It has made it hard for him to eat and he's lost a lot of weight. Is there anything I can do to get it back in place? I can't afford vet costs right now
There was a lot of blood at first and I didn't know what had happened to him. But now that it's cleared up I can see that his lower jaw is not aligned and that's why he can't really eat. I'm hoping he's otherwise healed now.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 12 months ago.

Hi there, I'm Dr. Sara. I'm a licensed veterinarian who works exclusively with cats and dogs. I'm sorry to hear that your kitty has been so ill. I'm sorry also for the delay in our response, but I suspect the reason no one has replied so far is that we are all afraid to tell you what you don't want to hear: If his jaw is dislocated or fractured, there is nothing that you can do at home to fix this. He really needs medical care based on what you're describing. If you absolutely can't get him in for an exam to find out what your treatment options are, it may be the most humane thing to do to consider euthanasia. If he truly can't eat and he's starving to death, then humane euthanasia would prevent his unnecessary suffering. Again, I know that that's probably not what you want to hear, but I owe it to you and your kitty to be honest and also to try to prevent further suffering for both of you.

~Dr. Sara

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