My 7 month old siamese has a swollen head.

by sheila
(san pedro ca)

When i first noticed it 2 days ago his head, eyes and face were swollen. It looked like he had been stung by a bee. So now 2 days later his face is better but he still has a very soft area on the top of his head, from the bridge of his nose to the top of his skull. It feels like there is fluid under the skin. He is eating and being his lazy self. The only other thing i can add is that everyone tells me hes to skinny but i think he looks like a Siamese there supposed to be skinny right. He is & months and weighs 5lb. Also i looked in his mouth today and he has 2 sets of canine teeth on the top right and only 1 on the left.There is a spot where it looks like there used to be a tooth, and his breath smelled kinda weired.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer by Kate
First of all i do think your cat needs to see a vet for two reasons. Firstly it sounds to me like he may have some tooth decay which may have caused the tooth to fall out and their may now be some infection which would account for the strange smell.

Secondly it is worth having the swelling checked out to make sure that there is nothing nasty going on there, you never know it may even have something to do with the bad teeth etc.

Also if people have commented on his weight the vet will be able to check this too. If your cat does have a problem with his teeth he may not be able to chew his food properly and so preventing it being fully digested.

i hope he is ok again soon

best wishes Kate

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