why is my cat drooling, with swollen lymph glands(I think), for 2 days now. Today she is clawing at her mouth, and not eating her food. Her lips(?) are reddish. The day I first noticed these symptoms she had come running as if hurt or frightened severely- We live in the country and there are snakes and spiders galore- as well as many harmful plants to cats (far too many to remove all). Could these symptoms be those of poisoning or perhaps even a bad tooth ?
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: 2
first 2 days Amoxicillan 40mg. x2 daily. today I had to give it to her in water from can of Tuna.
Hi there!My name is XXXX, XXX I would be glad to help you with your issue.This very well could be caused by a dental issue. Sometimes a tooth can get abscessed and infected, causing a cat to have pain when chewing, drooling, pawing at the mouth, and swollen lymph nodes near the site of infection.If this is the case, it can be determined by a vet doing a through dental examination to see if there is any sign of infection inside the mouth. If there is an abscessed tooth, your vet will have to do a dental to extract the tooth, as antibiotics won't get rid of the problem completely.If there are no signs of dental infection, your vet will be able to do a fine needle aspirate on the lymph nodes and some bloodwork to make sure there there aren't any other more serious issues going on with your kitty.If you have any follow-up questions or concerns, please feel free to hit "reply", and I would be glad to address them for you. Otherwise, I hope your girl is on the road to getting better soon!