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My cats looks like he is having trouble with his mouth I see

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My cats looks like he is having trouble with his mouth I see that his tongue is not goin in his mouth could this be something I need to have checked out right now
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  petdrz replied 6 years ago.
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Dr Z :

Hello and welcome to Just Answer

Dr Z :

I am Dr Z and I will try to to help you.

JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : thank you
Dr Z :

Will he let you look in his mouth at all?

JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : no he pulls away
Dr Z :

How far is his tongue staying out (a little or a lot)

Dr Z :

Is he drooling as well?

Dr Z :

Any blood?

JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : a little and it looks like he has drool around his lip
JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : no blood
Dr Z :

Is he allowed outside or is he indoors only?

JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : he is an inside cat never goes out
Dr Z :

Ok, that reduces the liklihood of trauma a little, but still a possibility.

Dr Z :

How are his lips? Do they look normal especially at the curve where the upper meets the lower lip?

JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : he has aways sleep alot so i don,t know if he is sleeping more
JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : yes
Dr Z :

What I would be most worried about is trauma either in his mouth or under his tongue.

Dr Z :

Cats, being the curious beings they are, often end up ingesting or chewing on things they shouldn't.

JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : i just tried to look in his mouth and did not see any his breath is really bad
Dr Z :

Something may have punctured or even wrapped around his tongue base on the underside.

Dr Z :

This is actually a common problem. It is difficult to see on an awake cat.

JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : so you think i need to take him too my local vet
Dr Z :

The smell makes me even more worried. There may be dead or diseased tissue if there is infection.

Dr Z :

Yes, that would be best.

JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : thank you for your help
Dr Z :

They may need to sedate him, but they should get a good look then and hopefully can help him

Dr Z :

Good luck.

JACUSTOMER-rubbfegb- : thank you
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