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Ok, I hope you don't mind me jumping in here. In the last few days someone has dropped a cat off here. We fell in love immediately so we brought her inside. All our animals have always been indoor animals, just the way we do things. She has fit right in as if she's been with us for years. Anyway, we aren't able to take her to the vet right now, will be able to next week. Whoever dropped her either abused her or threw her out of a moving car. She has 'road burn' looking places on her hind feet & a couple of small spots on her right side. She also looks like she landed on the right side of her face. Her....I am so clueless about the proper name......'pointy' tooth is pushed down some & she cannot get it into her mouth, so it hangs out the side. I have pressed gently on her face & she hasn't flinched or acted like she hurt. I also checked her over to make sure nothing else was causing her pain. Because she cannot keep the tooth in her mouth she slobbers, sometimes ALOT. lol (woke up yesterday to a wet spot under her chin right by my arm. lol) I looked at it & it was a little red & today her face looks a bit swollen. Is there anythign I can do until I can get her into the vet?? She's such a loving girl. you can tell she's right at home here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> BTW we have named her Princess Gabby..she's incredibly vocal. Sorry this is so long, jsut wondered if you could help with any ideas. I just looked in her mouth & the redness is now slightly pinker than her gums & not nearly as swollen. So do you think it was just irrated from the 'blow'?? Her face doesn't look as swollen tonight as it was earlier either.
 

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She will need to have that tooth extracted, and she may need x-rays of her jaw (cats break their jaws VERY easily). For the superficial stuff, rinse with saline solution and keep it clean, but keep any other goop or ointment off. Feed her wet food until you can get to the vet.
 
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