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Lower jaw looks swollen on one side. Lulu - 14 years. I was…

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Lower jaw looks swollen...

Lower jaw looks swollen on one side.

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

Lulu - 14 years

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

I was told she had this dental issue where she looses her teeth; however, it's extrememly costly to do surgery and she is older so it's risky too. I am wondering if a course of antibiotics could help her feel better.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr G, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Hi I'm Dr G and I have 18 years experience with kitties. I can help you out with Lulu.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr G, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

A swollen lower jaw can definitely be from dental disease. A vet needs to see your kitty to determine if ti is the tooth causing an abscess or if there could be something more serious, like a tumor, causing her problems. If it is a bad tooth, then yes, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory will help. But it may only help for a while. I know your kitty is older, but for her health and comfort, she may really need to have that tooth removed under anesthesia. The infection may keep recurring otherwise. But, if it is an infection, an antibiotic will give her some relief for now.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Is it possible to have an antibiotic script placed through you?
Cat Veterinarian: Dr G, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

No, I'm sorry. Legally, vets and doctors must see a patient directly and have a direct relationship with them to prescribe meds. This site is a question answering site and can offer advice, but it is not legal to write script for a pet here.

You will need to involve a vet to get your antibiotics for your cat.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr G, Cat Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

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