Bleeding cut in my cats mouth

How can I stop the bleeding of a cut on the roof of my cats mouth?

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The quick answer is you cant. The mouth is very quick at healing and so the cut should stop bleeding by itself fairly quickly.

I wonder how he cut his mouth. was it on a bone?

keep an eye on your cat over the next day or so to make sure that the wound does not swell or become infected. If this does happen then you will have to take him to see a vet.

Hope your cat is Ok

best wishes kate

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concerned about not and eating
by: Anonymous

My cat had fallen from our 2nd floor balcony.... I am absolutely devastated by this... and cant get over how i could allow it to happen. He has a nasty laceration in the roof of his mouth. The vet said keep an eye on him... I think he is still a little shocked, (content to stay hidden under the sofa) as this happened yesterday.

My worry now is he is not drinking and eating due to the pain. I have soft food for him but he needs more time to get his appetite... how long do you think it will take for him to start drinking water at least?

Very worried about him :(

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Hi I.m so sorry that this happened, but accidents do, even when you are really careful.

If he has a injury to the top of his mouth it will probably be too painful for a couple of days before he can eat or drink.

I don't know if your vet has given him any pain medication or not but if your cat has not eaten or drunk for two days then contact your vet again for advice.

Don't worry just yet it is early days. See how he is tomorrow. Kate

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