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My cats lower lip is inflamed, do you kow what may have caused

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My cat's lower lip is inflamed, do you kow what may have caused this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Lynn replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

 

A common cause of a swollen lower lip in a young cat is a condition called eosinophilic granuloma. It can have many different underlying causes, and is typically treated with corticosteroids. Here is a link to a page about this condition:

 

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_eosinophilic_granuloma.html

 

If the chin is also swollen and has black crusty material on it, it could be feline acne. Here is a link to a page about this problem:

 

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2141&aid=2517

 

My recommendation is to take your kitty to the veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.

 

If you have further questions let me know. If this answers your questionplease click accept. Thank you.

 

Lynn