Why are my cat's gums or teeth bleeding all of a sudden?

by Rachael
(New Albany, Indiana, USA)



My Male cat, 14 months old, just got fixed last week, and they told me he had a grade 2 heart murmur, he came home a day after that, has been recovering very well, no problems, then all of a sudden when I woke up this morning he was in the bathroom and I saw blood all over his belly and legs, so st first I thought omg he had injured the spot they had fixed. On furthur investigation though, I couldn't find anyplace actually bleeding, then I noticed he had a pretty red spot of blood on his chin, so I opened his mouth, and he had a mouth full of blood all up on top of his teeth. The gums look normal, don't look swollen or anything, what would cause this?

Answer by Kate
I wonder if he ha fallen an hit his jaw. this is a common injury when cats fall badly.

He may have broken some teeth or fractured his jaw. Your best option is to take him to the vets to be seen he may need some dental work to prevent infection.

I hope he is ok again soon. He looks like a little star.

best wishes kate

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