Oral cuts and lacerations are less common in cats than in dogs. Oral trauma can result in facial swelling, increased salivation, poor eating and anorexia. Both dogs and cats are susceptible to traumatic tooth injuries. … To review the full extent of the tooth fracture, your veterinarian will take X-rays of the cat’s mouth.
A stray cat named Sweetie was found severely injured and had to be rushed to a veterinarian for an emergency surgery to put her mouth back together. “Her mouth was shattered, and her jaw was unattached from the palette and hanging. Dr. Jennifer Jaax, the veterinarian who operated Sweetie,”told.
Sweetie was able to eat again the day after her surgery, and she gradually started to gain weight too, the organization that took her in. Everyone was surprised by the birth, as “there were no signs of pregnancy.” “Sweetie had no milk to nurse the kitten and the kitten’s prognosis was grim,” Wehmann told. “We feel that Sweetie’s will to live was tied closely into saving her kitten,” Wehmann told LoveMeow.
A cat in Cincinnati, Ohio, was sent for an emergency surgery after being found severely abused and injured. The cat survived a reconstructive jaw surgery, and was finally able to eat and drink again.
The vet had to reconstruct her mouth and Sweetie had 35 stitches,” Barb Wehmann, executive director of Save Cats and Obliterate OverPopulation (SCOOP), Inc., told.
The Facebook page, Sweetie and Jaax, dedicated to Sweetie, wrote: “A hard object such as a golf club or metal rod was used to strike Sweetie with such force that it swiped the side of her mouth, knocked out teeth, shattered the bone under her gums, dislodged her upper gums from the palette, and left her palette dislodged from the roof of her mouth and filled with infection”
The injury had left the cat unable to eat or drink for more than a week. Dr. Jaax also had to make “new flaps” for Sweetie’s gums
Then, one month after her surgery, she “delivered a single kitten later that day who weighed just a little over 2 ounces,” read the organization’s Facebook page
The tiny kitten’s chances of survival were less, and Sweetie could not feed her own kitten due to her own trauma and recovery
The kitten, named Jaax, after the vet who saved Sweetie’s life, was cared and fed regularly. To everyone’s surprise, Jaax survived
“Sweetie has been an integral part of her care team. She comforts and cuddles her baby after bottle feedings and never loses sight of the kitten”
Seeing how Sweetie had been caring for Jaax, Wehmann believed that the tiny kitten had given Sweetie the will to live