Posted by: Katy | 2009-02-05

Kitten drooling

Hi there

My kitten has started to teethe and is very wet around the mouth area. I suspect it' s drool. His breath is also not very pleasant. I have noticed an abcess on his gum where the tooth is pushing through. WIll the abcess heal on its own once the tooth is out?
Is there anything I can give him to help soothe the gums?

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Dear Katy

The bets way to get teething out of the way is to get them something to chew on and the gums will sort itself out. Try a pig's ear.

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Posted by: Chill | 2009-02-05

An abscess is an infection - I doubt the kitten has one, it' s just that the gum has to be pierced in order to let the new tooth through.

In my limited kitten experience, I' ve not noticed any having a particularly hard time teething, so if yours seems unhappy or that smell is bad, maybe your vet should take a look.

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