This beauty is Jenn, an 8-year-old medium shorthair Calico cat.
Jenn’s dad, who is on a limited income, noticed that her mouth was swelling up recently. Then he noticed she had some discharge coming from one of her teeth, as well as blood. He describes Jenn as 'basically like a daughter to me," so he was very concerned about her well-being.
He brought her to the vet, where he found out that Jenn had an abscess tooth that needed to be removed, along with a dental cleaning to hopefully stop any other teeth from becoming infected.
Pet Care RX reports that if you see swelling, redness, maybe even pus along an area of the gums, your cat may have a tooth abscess, which should be treated right away to avoid further discomfort and additional health problems. Sometimes an abscessed tooth happens because your pet’s tooth is fractured. Another reason an abscess could happen is dental disease, or periodontal disease. Signs of periodontal disease and other dental problems include:
Note: Fur Kids Foundation was able to help Jenn’s dad with the abscessed portion of the vet visit. Dental cleaning are considered a preventative part of pet health, and not necessarily an emergency vet visit. Fur Kids Foundation recommends a yearly pet exam with your vet to help with proper dental health.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% ran by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. You can see a list of those who support us on our Supporters page. Check out more Success Stories.
If you have questions or concerns about your pet, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to visit or call your veterinarian!
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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