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Q. My cat has inflammation of the lips, both sides and she also has a very strong smell to her unine and it is dark, she has had it along time, I have no

Answered By
JESSICA L DESROSIERS

A. It sounds like your cat is not feeling very well, and swelling of the face, head or neck may indicate a serious issue. It is best to try and seek veterinary care and bring in a sample of your cat's urine if possible, to see if there is a link between the urinary issue and the face inflammation. If you are having trouble affording veterinary care, you can check out the following link for ways to help afford it: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html


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