How to Help a Cat With a Sore in Its Mouth


If you have a cat who has a sore or several sores in her mouth, the cat may be in pain. Try to find out where the sore is located and the size and color of the sore, so you can call your veterinarian to describe the problem. Sores in a cat's mouth are often caused by viruses or by irritants the cat has licked or chewed on. Check the cat's body for sores, too, which can indicate a more serious medical condition.

Things You'll Need

  • Protective first-aid gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Clean cloth
  • First-aid gauze
  • Bowl of lukewarm water
  • Pet your cat to reassure it. Pick it up and put it on your lap or a table.

  • Examine your cat's mouth. Use a small flashlight to look inside its mouth.

  • Clean the sore with lukewarm water and a clean cloth. Remove any dirt and debris that may be in the cat's mouth.

  • Press lightly on the cat's sore in the mouth with a clean dry piece of first-aid gauze to stop any bleeding or remove any discharge.

  • Feed the cat canned food until the sore is healed so it is easier for it to chew.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit yawning cat image by graham tomlin from
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • Ulcer in a Cat's Mouth

    Ulcers in your cat's mouth can result from various diseases or conditions. Take your cat to the veterinarian at the first sign...

  • Mouth Cancer in Cats

    If you notice any unusual bumps or cuts on your cat's mouth, it's time for a visit to your veterinarian. Only she...

  • How to Clean a Cat

    Unlike dogs, cats are incredibly fastidious animals that generally do not require human intervention in the area of grooming or cleaning. However,...

  • How to Identify Mouth Sores

    One of the most common types of mouth sore is the cold sore or fever blister. These small, blister-like lesions are caused...

  • How to Heal an Open Sore Inside of the Mouth

    An open sore inside of your mouth is most likely the result of a burst canker sore. Canker sores can appear during...

  • Sores Inside a Cat's Mouth

    If your cat experiences mouth sores, you need a vet to examine him and make a diagnosis. Various feline diseases cause mouth...

  • Signs & Symptoms of Feline Ulcers

    Feline ulcers can affect the upper respiratory system, eyes, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, skin and other major organs. An ulcer-related infection can...

  • Symptoms of Lingual Ulcers in a Feline

    Even if you aren't familiar with symptoms of *lingual ulcers*, or oral ulcers, in a feline, you'll know that something is bothering...

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Make an Elevated Dog Feeder

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!