Why Is My Cat’s Face Swollen?

What is facial swelling?

Facial swelling is a condition in which the tissues of the cat's face become inflamed and swollen.

Common causes 

There are many causes of facial swelling in cats, including allergies, infections, and injuries.


 Allergies are a common cause of facial swelling in cats. They can be caused by food, pollen, dust mites, or other allergens.


Infections, such as an abscess or a tooth infection, can also cause facial swelling in cats.


Injuries, such as a bite or a scratch, can also cause facial swelling in cats. 

When to see a vet

If your cat's face is swollen, you should see a vet to determine the cause and get treatment. 

What to do at home

While you wait to see the vet, you can help to relieve your cat's discomfort by applying a cold compress to the swollen area.

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