My daughter has a 9 year old Maine Coon Cat. He seems to have hit…

My daughter has a 9 year old Maine Coon Cat. He seems to have hit his mouth hard against something and the area has swollen a lot. He is having some difficulty breathing and mucous is coming out of his nose. Also, because of the swelling, I can’t see his front teeth. I’m not ure if the swelling is in front of his teeth or if it has somehow covered his teeth. I’m also not sure if he can close his mouth entirely. I know that he has got to be in pain.
My question is: Is it possible for a vet to do a payment plan on a surgery if he needs one? I don’t make a lot of money and any solution would be a great help. I just want him to feel better.

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Eleanor Wood
6 years ago

Individual vet practices run as private, independent businesses so there are no general rules for payment plans and the like.
My advice would be to have him assessed by your local vet, and then once you know what is required to treat him you can discuss payment plans.
We’re not heartless as a rule, and will generally do everything we can to help, but we really appreciate people being honest with us from the start if there are financial limitations so we can plan the best course of action for your wallet and your cat!

Eleanor Wood
UK vet