There is a stray cat that always comes around. I find it at my door when its hungry. I always give it something to eat so it always comes.
I noticed 2 days ago it took a long time to eat, so i noticed it had missing teeth in the lower jaw and one of its fangs was broken or a half.
Today i noticed one of the sides was swollen and there was a black substance coming out of the other side.
I did my research online this seems to be a gum infection and/or abscess of the tooth and very painful for the cat.
I've never grabbed this cat, nor will it let me take it somewhere, it moves tries to escape doesn't like to be grabbed.
Please tell me if there is something i could take, any antibiotic or pain killer or anti inflammation, anything. Unfortunately i have not much knowledge of medicine.
I would like to help the poor thing, breaks my heart see it in pain its such an adorable lovely cat.
Any answer would be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance,
You know you may have to trap the kitty, the vets or shelters will usually rent you one cheaply, and you can put the food in and the cat will go in for it and the spring pops and the back drops down.They may want to give the cat shots etc which is a good thing .It probably is in a lot of pain hope you can help it .good luck
First, IF there is any possible way to get this cat medical attention, please do. It sounds pretty serious and if the cat can't eat, it can't last very long.
The Vet may be able to give you antibiotic to mix in with food, which will help. But it sounds like the tooth needs to come out and the socket cleaned before the infection will clear.
Second, IF there is no other help, try Colloidal Silver Water from the health food store. Mix a tablespoon into gravy style food and feed in a non-metal dish. Do this every feeding for a week or so.
I've seen this help humans get through some bad infections until they could get to the dentist. A friend who managed a feral colony also used it with good results on some untouchable cats. If nothing else, he would corner them and mist them from a sprayer, so they would lick it off and get dosed, or he could spray their wounds from afar.
It is far from the best solution, but may help get her through until you can tame her and get her to the Vet.
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