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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-08-2005, 12:37 AM
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This is what Addy's lip looked like:



Oh and it didn't seem to bother her at all either. I could touch it and she still ate like it wasn't bothering her at all. It's very strange!
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-08-2005, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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She does have a few places near her tail that looks like some hair was pulled out. It's not bald....just missing some hair. We thought the dog done it.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-08-2005, 08:34 AM
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Yep, eosinophilic granuloma complex. My cat's got it. In the mouth, it's AKA rodent ulcer. The first time she had it, she had a swollen lip (like your cat) and really bad breath because it had gotten infected. One shot of steroids and antibiotics cleared it right up.

The vet said it will come back periodically because it is an autoimmune disease.

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Swollen lip

Jimmy had the same thing back in the summer. The vet just called it an 'allergic reaction', but I guess it was the rodent ulcer thing. It cleared up after one steriod injection. Vet did say it might come back, and once it did look like it was coming up again - but then it went down on its own accord.
It didn't bother him at all - just spoiled his good looks! Partner used to call him 'Lip-up Catty' (Which is only funny if you are old enough to remember the Bad Manners single 'Lip-up Fatty')

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-08-2005, 09:58 AM
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She does have a few places near her tail that looks like some hair was pulled out. It's not bald....just missing some hair. We thought the dog done it.
It's probably all related. I've read a lot on this and that seems to happen quite often around the tail, on the back of the legs and a few other places.
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