I just noticed my one year old male cat has a swollen upper lip. The slightly red tint caught my eye, but upon closer inspection it has more of a brown, "scabby" coloring. After looking around his mouth, I noticed he also has a pink "patch" in the black lining of his lip - almost like something took a bite out of it.
I called the vet and the earliest appointment they have is Friday morning. They said it could be a little, infected cut or a granuloma. I have tried to paste some pictures below.
Also, in the little bit of research I have done, some people suggested a food allergy. He has been on Fromms for about six months. (He had diahrreah when we first adopted him at three months and switched his food from Purina to Wellness. Then we switched him to Fromms and he had some loose poop at the beginning but has done well ever since.) During the past few weeks, his poops have gotten runny again.
Thanks for any advice!
It rotated incorrectly, but closest to his fang tooth is the pink "bite" out of his black lips.
His swollen, scabby looking lip. (pictured above as well)