Post # 1
My poor little kitty has a fat bottom lip, his whole chin is swollen even! He’s had this before, and I took him to the vet right away. They gave him an antiboitoc and it cleared his lip up (which had become puss filled), but the antibiotic made him very sick. He was throwing up constantly, and even began throwing up blood. It was such an ordeal, I thought I was going to have to put him down 🙁 I’m terrified to take him to the vet again because I don’t want the same thing to happen. Right now he’s pretty much normal, eating and drinking regularly and using his litter box. But the lip is sore I can tell, as he won’t let me look at or touch it, and there was a little spot of blood on it which tells me he was scratching at it maybe?
I know I should take him to the vet, but what should I tell them? I just don’t want him getting so sick agian 🙁
Post # 3
You need to tell them about the reaction to the antibiotic. There are other antibiotics they can try.
Post # 4
I agree, take him and tell them what happened. They will give him a different treatment this time to try and avoid him getting sick.
Post # 5
They can not only prescribe a different antibiotic, but there is literally a magic cat antinausea medicine called Cerenia that they could give him. Okay, not literally, but I have a cat with tummy problems and this medicine is worth a million bucks for stopping/preventing vomiting. He’ll be okay–get him to the vet!
Post # 6
I have worked in the field as a technician for 8 yrs and if it were my cat, I would go elsewhere and get a second opinion. There are many things that could be going on with your cat including dental disease, skin infection, or even cancer. An antibiotic injection would not normally make your cat sick. It sounds like there is something else going on. Also, I would definitely have blood drawn to further investigate the infection.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies, I will get him to the vet. It was so traumatizing last time…seeing him so sick and weak. He’s very skinny and he was just skin and bones, and to see him throwing up blood just about killed me. I’m pregnant this time around and I’m already crying thinking about how ill he was 🙁
Post # 8
@jcaff9: It wasn’t an injection, it was pills I had to get him to take 🙁 I had another cat who used to get similar fat lips, and the vet said it was a form of feline herpes? They gave that cat the needle form, which cleared it up right away with no negative side effects.
Last time my cat was ill, they did all the blood work and they said his red cell count was a little low (I think it was red) but nothing to be worried about. That was about a year and a half ago.
Post # 9
It makes no difference if it was an injection or tablets. I would repeat b/w. You could equate 6 mos in the life of a pet to 1 year for humans. So it is extremely important to re test. Best of luck.
Post # 10
Vet advice is always the best. Failing that, nothing beats continuous care… washing and sterilising the cut with salt water, if kitty will allow you.