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 Post subject: Swollen Chin
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:36 pm 
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I got home from work yesterday to find Tango had a really swollen chin. It looked to be 3 times the normal size! It didn't seem to bother him, but it freaked me out. I took him in for an emergency visit. The vet couldn't find a reason but did rule out a lot of the more serious options. It's not an abscess. So that's good. It's probably an infection or possibly a reaction to a bug bite? He is on antibiotics and Prednisolone which is an anti-inflammatory. I am to follow up in 10 days and if it is not gone by them they will do a biopsy.

Here he was when I got home, and I only took one picture.

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Here he is about an hour after getting home from the vet. It kind of looks better, but at the side view you can see it's still very swollen.

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He is looking much better this AM. The swelling is at least 50% down but it's still kind of red and raw looking. Hopefully by the evening the swelling will be gone as he had his second anti inflammatory this morning.

Has anyone dealt with something like this? It kind of stinks not having real answers, though we may never have a reason why.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:43 pm 
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It does look odd doesn't it - like he's trying to be really aggressive by sticking his lower jaw out. I think the theory of some sort of reaction to a bite or a sting is the most likely. The steroid should work pretty quickly to reduce the inflammation and hopefully he'll be back to his beautiful self very soon.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:49 pm 
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Thanks Ginny,

The vet chuckled and said he looks very manly and almost body builder-ish with his big chin. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:00 pm 
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oh bless him, it's huge! :shock:
my first instinct would have been bee or wasp sting, which the anti-inflammatory should sort out.
i hope it goes down just as quickly as it appeared.


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I'm no expert at all but I would have said an insect bite of some sort, last time I got sting by a bee my finger was like a pork sausage, maybe its the same type of thing for a cat! Selina

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hehe bee stings are a booger!! :lol: you should have seen my Ocicat when she ate two bees! one side of her face was swollen and her upper lip :lol: bless her. lil meds from the vets and she was fine. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:15 am 
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If he got into it (ate?) a Bee, he's my hero because if a bee was in the house when I was home I would have freaked out. :shock:

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You should send that picture to Jay Leno for a look alike contest!!
Poor guy - hope he is ok!!


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Poor boy! Hope it doesn't hurt as bad as it looks. He does look like a tough guy, hope he's all better soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Swollen Chin
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:20 pm 
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Looks like he was stung by a wasp.


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