Treatment of jaw fractures in cats will depend on the severity and location of the fracture. In some cases, the fracture may be stable and the cat may only need pain management and rest. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the fracture and stabilize the jaw.
Treating Jaw Fractures in Cats
If surgery is required, the veterinary dentist will typically use a combination of screws, plates, wires, or sutures to hold the jaw in place while it heals. In some cases, a cat may need to have a feeding tube placed to provide nutrition while the jaw is healing. After surgery, the cat will need to be kept quiet and be monitored.
It is important to follow your veterinarian’s instructions for post-surgery care to ensure that your cat’s jaw heals properly. This may include providing soft food or using a feeding tube, keeping the cat quiet and confined, and administering any prescribed medications as directed.
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It is also important to note that jaw fractures can be serious injuries and can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma, falls, and fights. If your cat has a jaw fracture, it is important to seek veterinary care as soon as possible to ensure that the fracture is treated properly and to minimize the risk of further complications.
If your cat is showing signs of an injury to her jaw or mouth, give us a call to schedule a visit to Montana Pet Dentistry and Oral Surgery with Dr. Tony Woodward, the only board-certified veterinary dentist in all of Montana—located in Bozeman & Missoula. We are available Monday through Thursday from 7:30AM to 5:30PM.