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On Wednesday evening I came home and my 1 year old neutered male cat, Pebbles had a slightly swollen cheek. I think he might have got it from fighting. There was no blood or anything so for the time being I left it. On Thursday morning the swelling had gone down quite a bit and since then it has been going down. Today it seems to have completley gone but he won't fully open one of his eyes. This evening I dabbed the cheek in salt water and it still feels quite hard. What is this? Help as soon as possible please I hope to take him to the vet tommorow if I can get an appointment but I'd just like to know if anyone has any advice first. Thank you
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Do you think it could have been an insect sting or bite rather than a fight?
You're right in taking him to the vet as soon as possible. I hope Pebbles is ok. Sorry I can't offer more advice, please let us know how he is.
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