My Cat's Cheek Area Is Swollen With No Signs Of A Scratch. What Could It Be?


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James Parnell answered
What are the possible reasons why my cat's cheek area is swollen?

The only possible suggestion I can make is that your cat has an abscess, which might have the potential to cause serious problems if it is not looked at quickly by a qualified vet.

A vet will be able to investigate what is causing the swelling  and establish whether it is an abscess or not - and can treat it quickly if it is. Either way, a swollen cheek will be causing your cat a great degree of discomfort, so it needs prompt treatment.

  • If there is an abscess on your cat's tooth or somewhere else inside its mouth, then the vet will be able to drain it of the blood and pus.
  • If the swelling has become too large, the abscess is in a difficult spot, or is especially serious, then the vet may have to perform emergency surgery to remove it from the cat's mouth.
  • Abscesses in cats can be very serious, so make sure you take your cat to the vet as soon as possible!
Cindy Profile
Cindy answered
Sounds like an abscess (infection) of the tooth which left untreated can go into the brain and kill. Get her to a vet - fast!

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