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    Does this mean an ER visit? Tommy is fine #15

    I noticed Tommy was drooling, and thought, well that's odd. Opened his mouth, he shook to get out of my reach and . . . his fang dropped out! He is an indoor only cat, about age 4 (I have to check).

    It is after hours (of course!) so I am trying to figure out if I have to get him to the ER vet tonight or can this wait till morning? I'm thinking he must have a hole in his mouth, open to infection, needs a stitch or 2?

    I tried taking photos, but my camera doesn't like doing things this small.




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    It does not look like there's any blood involved, so I'd say no to the need for an ER visit. Does he seem to be in pain at all? Is he eating and drinking okay?
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    He raced under the bed and won't look at me, lol. You are right, no blood, no roots??? This is so bizarre!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    He raced under the bed and won't look at me, lol. You are right, no blood, no roots??? This is so bizarre!
    Yup, so it's not like he ripped it out attacking someone or thing! Just watch him when he emerges from hiding, it would be a good idea to get the vet to look at his teeth anyway, as there's likely gum disease or something that caused this, but nothing urgent to need an ER visit tonight, and the expense and trauma to you both/all!
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    I don't think it's an emergency. Make an appointment next chance you get for a dental. And start saving your money.
    Their teeth are so tiny, but our vet charges about $100 a tooth for an extraction. Hopefully, Tommy will get a clean bill of health.

    Give Tommy a special (soft) treat. He just saved you $100 by getting rid of the tooth himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuhio98 View Post
    He just saved you $100 by getting rid of the tooth himself.
    LOL thanks Karen, Kuhio! Whew. Will wait till the morning. Um, does this mean the Tooth Fairy has to make a visit tonight? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    LOL thanks Karen, Kuhio! Whew. Will wait till the morning. Um, does this mean the Tooth Fairy has to make a visit tonight? LOL
    We would like the kitty tooth fairy to deliver hugs, snuggles and lovies. I hope Tommy's toothies are okay! Tommy, sweety, please come out from under the bed so mum can look at your mouth. Please please.
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