Hi, i have a question about my cat Taz, today i noticed his mouth was open most of the day, i tried to check it but he screamed. He's going to the vet tomorrow morning. As it got later in the evening, i noticed it started to swell and he's in pain, and his face just doesn't look right. I'm a nervous wreck, and feel sick to my stomach having to wait til the morning. Has anyone ever heard of this? He's about 10 yrs old & he is an indoor cat, and usually very calm, so i don't know what could have happened to him. I'm very scared. Thanks for any input. Chrissy
circa Wed, 17 Dec 2003 21:52:10 -0500 (EST), in
rec.pets.cats.health+behav, Chrissy (ReBeL (Email Removed)) said,
Hi, i have a question about my cat Taz, today i noticed his mouth was open most of the day, ... usually very calm, so i don't know what could have happened to him. I'm very scared. Thanks for any input.

Could he have fallen, or wrenched his jaw after getting his tooth stuck in something? Does he go outside?
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Hi, i have a question about my cat Taz, today i noticed his mouth was open most of the day, ... very calm, so i don't know what could have happened to him. I'm very scared. Thanks for any input. Chrissy

I wonder if he could have a pin or something else small and sharp stuck in there? I think I read something similar to this once. Yowch. Good luck to Taz...
Hi, i have a question about my cat Taz, today i noticed his mouth was open most of the day, ... usually very calm, so i don't know what could have happened to him. I'm very scared. Thanks for any input.

Possibly it is dental trouble. Ten years old is old enough to have bad teeth. Cats can get abcesses from decayed teeth and the result can look awful. Fortunately they can bounce right back with treatment.
Hi, i have a question about my cat Taz, today ... happened to him. I'm very scared. Thanks for any input.

Could he have fallen, or wrenched his jaw after getting his tooth stuck in something? Does he go outside? Laura

That was what I was thinking. I've seen my cats hit their jaw jumping down from things. Please keep us posted. Poor baby.
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Hi, i have a question about my cat Taz, today i noticed his mouth was open most of the day, ... very calm, so i don't know what could have happened to him. I'm very scared. Thanks for any input. Chrissy

I'm with the others who think abscess if he's a calm indoor-only kitty...
Those can be terribly painful. But they are quite curable - get him in and hopefully it isn't anything worse than that.
Good luck and let us know how he is...

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