Help Identifying Drooling/Puss problem

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Purred: Sun Jul 7, '13 4:41pm PST 
Hi, I have been caring for a stray cat for a year now from afar (he doesn't let me near him at all). He seems to be healthy except for this horrible discharge from his mouth. It has been constant for a year but hasn't kept him from eating or drinking. I would like to know if it is possible to cure him of this by adding antibiotics from the vet into his food. I don't want to scare him away by having the animal control people come out here and catch him. Also, I am broke from just having paid $700 to help out another stray cat I found before him.

His fur is matted from sleeping on it because of the drooling/puss. Other than that, I don't think he is in pain or anything....Does anyone out there know what disease this is could be? Or maybe he has a bad tooth? It has lasted a year, though. I feel bad for not being able to help him before now. I am just always broke from fixing the cats around here that immediately need help

Merlin - An Angel- Forever

Purred: Sun Jul 7, '13 5:12pm PST 
Excessive drooling is likely a tooth problem. Antibiotics alone won't help. A bad tooth needs to be removed.