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Cat has lost 3 facial whiskers in 2 days and has a swollen, reddened lower gum

July 20th, 2004, 12:27 PM
Has anyone ever had cats with either of these problems? What can I do? She doesn't appear to be in any pain...

July 20th, 2004, 01:43 PM
It's not unusual for a cat to lose a few whiskers now and again. But the red and swollen gums sounds like gingivitis. Sounds like she might need a dental cleaning. Or a tooth extraction.

Poor baby! She must be feeling like crap. :(

July 20th, 2004, 02:25 PM
When they need dental attention, it's best to have it attended to right away. The infection can cause serious problems in other organs as well. :(

July 20th, 2004, 04:28 PM
Both my kitty's lose their whiskers peridodically, but the gums sound as if she needs to visit the dentist.