Cat Veterinary

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask a Cat Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My cat started yowling and smacking at the left side of her…

Customer Question
My cat started yowling...

My cat started yowling and smacking at the left side of her face when she would try to eat, I took her to the vet several times, when she was given prednisone is the only thing that seemed to work..Vet finally removed teeth thinking this was the problem...It wasn't, antibiotics did nothing, we're pack to prednisone but what is causing this..please help

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is your cat's name and age?

My cat started yowling and smacking at the left side of her face when she would try to eat, trips to the vet, antibiotics several times, prednisone was the only thing that helped, finally teeth were removed but this did not help, we are back to prednisone..I need to tell you a stray cat came around and had the same symptoms about 6 months ago, this has been going on with my cat for over a month now.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name?

Her name is ***** ***** and she is 6 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Molly?

She is an indoor/outdoor cat but other then being spoiled rotton, I can't think of anything. Her behavior since the tooth extraction has been completely different, she is scared

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Answered in 2 hours by:
3/22/2018
Cat Veterinarian: Joan, Vet Tech replied 3 months ago
Joan
Joan, Vet Tech
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 19,739
Experience: Vet Tech 35+ years working w/Cats
Verified

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years. I would like to make a suggestion as to what may be causing the Yowling and pawing at the face.

My thought is this may be related to the Trimeningeal Nerve which is the same Nerve responsible for TMJ. Thie Nerve could be inflammed and that is why it responds to the Prednisone and when the medication is stoped it becomes inflamed again. THe sympoms are usually mouth does not close, and refusal to eat / If your cat is not showing these signs it may be atypical.

I would like to suggest seeing a Veterinary Dentist whocan Xray and test to determine if this is the problem.

As I said this is only a suspiiscion, but worth looking into to help your cat.

Please hit reply to discuss this information..

Joan

Ask Your Own Cat Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a cat veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Joan Your Own Question
Joan
Joan
Joan, Vet Tech
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 19,739
19,739 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Vet Tech 35+ years working w/Cats

Joan is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

3,956 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,816 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

4,615 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

3,998 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Cat Veterinarian

3,875 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Cat Veterinarian

3,076 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Deb

Dr. Deb

Cat Veterinarian

2,953 satisfied customers

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Veterinary Questions
6 yr old cat had right eye pupil not the same size as other
6 yr old cat had right eye pupil not the same size as other n additional eyelid partially down (vet stated due to pain). This went on for 4 wks with antibiotics. Vet did further exam. Stated teeth nee… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,954 satisfied customers
Went to the vet and I got extremely bad news- one tooth has
Went to the vet and I got extremely bad news- one tooth has a dental resorption on one tooth. My cat is 3 years old ( will be three in September) and has already dental disease We never brushed or did… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,954 satisfied customers
My cat had s right top canine extracted and two weeks later
My cat had his right top canine extracted and two weeks later he developed an eye infection on the same side of face and the entire side of face became swollen. He was given another antibiotic shot an… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,875 satisfied customers
My approx 14 year old cat had all of s teeth removed, first
Hello, my approx 14 year old cat had all of his teeth removed, first 10 then the what was remaining all but 1 canine this tooth seems to still be bothering him. The Dr had stated that she does not lik… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I am an ex***** *****ving in a country where it is almost impossible
I am an ex***** *****ving in a country where it is almost impossible to get veterinary help. I have a question regarding a kitten I rescued from the street a few weeks ago. He had a very bad face infe… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,481 satisfied customers
I found a stray 3 months ago and had his vaccinations and neuter
I found a stray 3 months ago and had his vaccinations and neuter done. He is an ouside cat who stays close to home and sleeps in the garage, for now as it is still warm here. 3 weeks ago he showed up … read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,594 satisfied customers
cat: Powder..sweet..bad breath and dirty teeth, whats left of them.
My male cat Powder is about 17 years of age. He is a sweet, docile lap kitty. He has bad breath and dirty teeth, what's left of them. I took him to a local vet to see about getting his teeth cleaned. … read more
Dr. BJ Hughes
Dr. BJ Hughes
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,506 satisfied customers
I have a 14 year old cat who isnt eating or drinking very
I have a 14 year old cat who isn't eating or drinking very much. I took her to the vet and he says that she has some abcessed teeth and a severe case of gingervitis. She is on antibiotics and but it d… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
My cat has had a facial trauma, lower long tooth, left side
My cat has had a facial trauma, lower long tooth, left side broken off at gum line, upper canine, left side, tip broken off. Pain?? Lower lip bloody. No swelling. evening, tuesday, 8-25-10… read more
Denver ER Doc
Denver ER Doc
Veterinary Acupuncturist, Locum
Doctoral Degree
1,250 satisfied customers
12 yr old cat-had two teeth removed and abscess drained. Face
12 yr old cat-had two teeth removed and abscess drained. Face swollen still-8 days after the drainage. Dr. saw no evidence of tissue indicating cancer-doing biopsy in the morning. Cat otherwise has ap… read more
FamilyPetDoctor
FamilyPetDoctor
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,475 satisfied customers
cat: vet because she had stopped eating too much..her teeth
My older cat had a dental visit at the vet because she had stopped eating too much. They cleaned her teeth and pulled one tooth. When I brought her home, she was eating again and began to gain some we… read more
Dr. Heather
Dr. Heather
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
409 satisfied customers
Our 6 year old male cat has been vomiting for the past few
Our 6 year old male cat has been vomiting for the past few days. At first we thought it was just hairballs but it seems to be every time he eats even though its not always food he vomits, also a white… read more
BestFriendsVet
BestFriendsVet
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
375 satisfied customers
Hello My Maine Coon has just been diagnosed with Calichi
Hello My Maine Coon has just been diagnosed with Calichi Virus. I've seen various postings on the net which raise the following questions; If problem is with the gums how will having his teeth removed… read more
Dr. Karen
Dr. Karen
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine
632 satisfied customers
cats: shelter..free feeding and shared litter boxes..gingivitis
I run a cat shelter with 50 cats per large (50x50') room with three rooms with free feeding and shared litter boxes. After several years I am finding most of my cats (i.e. 90% or so), many of whom are… read more
Doctor W
Doctor W
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
855 satisfied customers
My family just moved into an apartment. A few days ago we accidentally
My family just moved into an apartment. A few days ago we accidentally shut our female cat in a bedroom and later heard her calling to be let out. Once we opened the door there was new carpet dug up f… read more
DrChristineM
DrChristineM
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,872 satisfied customers
Cat with itchy mouth-had tooth cleaning-tooth was removed.
Cat with itchy mouth-had tooth cleaning-tooth was removed. 3 weeks later, her back palate is red and she wants her jaw rubbed and scratched all the time. I think she is miserable, she eats pretty well… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
717 satisfied customers
My 2.5 yr old cat has stomatitis, diagnosed at about a year
My 2.5 yr old cat has stomatitis, diagnosed at about a year old. His back teeth were extracted about 6 months ago. He is again experiencing inflammation and his vet has recommended a full mouth extrac… read more
Dr. B
Dr. B
D.V.M.
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
MY CAT BURT HAS GINGIVOSTOMATITIS HE GET A STERIOD ONCE A MONTH.
MY CAT BURT HAS GINGIVOSTOMATITIS HE GET A STERIOD ONCE A MONTH. NOW THE SHOT DOES'NT LAST A MONTH, MAYBE ONLY 2 WEEKK.HE DOES NOT EAT WHEN THE SHOT WEARS OFF, PLEASE WHAT MORE CAN I DO FOR HIM THANK … read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,225 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x