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Hi,
I have three female cats, all 13 years old.
The "boss" of the three, Gemma, has recently started rubbing her cheeks quite hard and quite often against a number of different surfaces in the house.
I know cats do this to mark their scent etc. but she really looks like she doing to stop an itch on her cheek etc, and she makes whiny miaows when she does it. (she makes these noises all the time anyway, but she seems to be much noisier than before).
I thought that when cats mark their scent, they don't scrape their cheeks hard across a surface, it's more of a gentle brushing against it...
Should I take her to the vet?
thanks.
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I agree with Eric. Tooth problems are my first thought. A trip to the vet could help the greater concerns of complications.
 

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OK, thanks for the advice.
I will pluck up the courage and see what I can find!!!

I guess the main thing is to be quick and decisive, cos with Gemma if you hold her too long, things can turn nasty!
 
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