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My cat has a sore on his mouth, it has gotten worse over the

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My cat has a sore on his mouth , it has gotten worse over the past few weeks, it bleeds and now I have noticed his chin area has enlarged
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How badly is the cat bleeding?
Customer: It seems to bleed a little and dry up. It's just seems to bleed more often the past few days
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** *****'s about 7 and a half years
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Charlie?
Customer: He seems like he has lost some weight.
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear Charlie has this issue and understand you must be worried about him.

Would it be possible to send a photo of the lesion?

Has he got any other signs such as a reduced appetite, lethargy or pale gums?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
File attached (L2M1VS7)
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Did you recieve the photo
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Yes, thank you, ***** ***** typing my reply now.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

While it is always tricky to make an assessment from a photo (rather than in the flesh) the skin around the mouth does appear to be infected. This can be secondary to dental disease or can occur of its own accord.

I would want her seen by a vet who will examine her mouth as well as that sore skin.

They may swab the area to check for active infections. She may also require a course of antibiotics.

If rubbing at it, I would use a buster collar to protect the area.

I would also bathe the skin with dilute chlorhexidine once daily to reduce surface bacteria levels and keep it clean.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Ok thank you I wi book him an appointment tomorrow, there is no chance he will let me wash the area has he has attacked me when I wash him or even cutting his hair
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Because we have not spoken on the phone, I am guessing I do not need to pay that extra £16.00.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Oh gosh, in that case I agree, definitely best not to wash the area!

As the vet, I cannot see what payments have or have not been made. Certainly, you will now not be called and should not be charged. If you have been, the call will be refunded as customer services will see you did not speak to me over the phone.

This window remains open so please do feel free to keep me updated.

Take care and all the best!

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you very much. Take care and stay safe