Abscess in cats

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Avatar n tn If you continue to see signs, like the water is cloudy again or you see swelling or more external holes, then it might be a very good idea to go to your vet for antibiotics and to see what is causing the problem (usually, like I mentioned, the damage is a one time thing, but once in a while you get an ongoing cause, like a foreign object lodged under the skin or perhaps, in this case, a broken tooth is scratching against the inside of your cats mouth).
Avatar n tn She still is eating her food but she is getting ujp there in age.I can't afford to take her to the vet because i just lost my job.
Avatar n tn He said that he's got a tooth abscess in a healthy tooth and that the tooth should be extracted. He said it is unusual in cats and that they don't know the cause. He also suggested some antibiotics for a few days before the surgery to help with the infection. Just wondering if it is worth trying to save the tooth. Go through the course of antibiotics and see if he gets better. My vet made me feel like I was just being cheap and that conventional wisdom is to just remove the tooth.
592047 tn?1243389587 Hi Dr. I took my 6yr old siamese cross to the vet on wednesday for an abscess in her paw. My partner and I had trouble finding her on Wednesday, and didn't realise she had come into the house. Next thing she comes out of our bedroom with her left front leg lame and her left front paw swollen to 3 x the normal size, and collapses on the floor in front of us. We rushed her straight to the vet who diagnosed an abscess from a cat fight our girl must have got herself into.
Avatar f tn None of the others seem sick and they wont ever trust me again to capture them in the humane traps no matter what i try. I have some human antibiotics in capsule form of Amoxicillan 500mg and ciprofloxacin 500mg. Could I sprinkle a little of this on his food over a period of (how many days)??
Avatar n tn I posted last week about my cat with a tooth abscess. I took your advice and he had the tooth removed along with the pre-surgery blood work. Everything went well and he is recovering nicely. When I brought him back from the vet, his littermate sister who he had never been separated from (they are 5) did not seem to recognize him. It's now been 2 days and she's hissing and growling and acting like she doesn't know him at all.
Avatar n tn The mass may be an abcess, cyst, or tumor. If it is an abscess, then it need to be lanced, drained, and flushed (usually performed under sedation since this is a painful process) and the cat put on oral antibiotics for 2 weeks. There is nothing that you can do at home, your cat need to be seen by a veterinarian. You can google low cost pet clinics in your area.
Avatar f tn I was informed that it is suspected to be an abscess. I am wondering if it is likely that he will be able to tolerate the anaesthesia? He is currently taking antibiotics and the swelling appears to be greater today than yesterday. He is still eating fine. I am wondering if there is another way of extracting the tooth without using the anaesthetic? My vet feels that the cats heart is sounding fine.
480448 tn?1426952138 We would have never known she was sick, but she kept sitting right in the middle of the room, and many of the cats hissed at her. Finally we thought, she is making herself SOOOO obvious, maybe she is trying to tell us something....DUH!!! Dumb Humans--she had a very a little tumor on her intestine. They removed it and she was good as new. Cats are so smart----they just put up with us. Honestly they must think " and these guys are the top of the food chain"???
219241 tn?1413541365 Healesville water tainted with thyroid problems! How weird is that? Me and two cats with thyroid problems. (yes the cats are getting on in years, but I am not!) Just shows you that humans and animals have alot in common! My other cat seems to be fine right now........OR is he?????
Avatar f tn She may have an anal gland problem or a hard dry stool which irritates her anus, or GI parasites. Anal glands are scent glands that are found on either side of the anus in cats. Normally, these anal glands are emptied every time a cat defecates. Some cats have a bit of inflammation around that area and are unable to empty the anal glands in a timely fashion. The cause of the inability for a cat to empty the anal gland is unknown but allergies have been implicated.
Avatar f tn Tonight I found a soft spot in my cat's tail.. She doesn't really like having her tail touched so I don't usually run my hand down her tail. I probed the spot and she definitely didn't like it, but didn't make any pain noises. I also noticed her tail has a noticable pivot point in that spot.. I'm going to call the vet but was hoping someone might be able to give me some insight. I'm very concerned about this, I can't sleep thinking she might be in pain or have something wrong with her.
Avatar m tn He said it was basically an abscess. Anyway the painkiller kicked in and he extracted the (emergency issue) back final tooth (reminding you - Not the one with the filling and the odour above it) When extracted he showed me this tooth and indeed I seen a cavity in it. The cavity must have been there for a long time. However it was unnoticed by me as it had never presented any issues!
Avatar m tn These bad odors might smell rotten or burned and they tend to occur only in one nostril. In my case, the unpleasant smells started when I sniffed, blew my nose, sneezed or laughed. However they can also manifest for no obvious reason. This disorder progresses over time, but you will probably NOT notice that unpleasant odor directly after you wake up (at least at first). When these smells first appeared, I got temporary relief by pinching on my nose and holding my breath.
Avatar f tn hi i havent been on here lately but have just seen your posts, im glad they have found what seems to be the issue, they also said last year my daughter may have cat scratch too and we have cats so could of fit in BUT my cats never ever would scratch the children they are far too loving and when they admitted her she had no scratches on her lower limbs (apparently due to her groin lymphs being up and infected if it was cat scratch she would of had a mark on her lower leg or foot but she didnt) Ma
Avatar n tn 54 Possible Diagnoses o Babesiosis, babesia, in dogs and cats o Bacterial, vegetative, infective, endocarditis in dogs and cats o Blastomycosis, blastomyces dermatitidis, in dogs and cats- zoonosis o Blood transfusion reaction in dogs and cats o Bromethalin toxicity in dogs and cats o Cerebellar or pericerebellar abscess o Cerebellar or pericerebellar brain neoplasia, tumor, cyst o Cerebellar trauma, hematoma, or ischemia o Cerebral or pericerebral brain neoplasia, tumor, cyst o Ch
Avatar n tn o Babesiosis, babesia, in dogs and cats o Bacterial, vegetative, infective, endocarditis in dogs and cats o Blastomycosis, blastomyces dermatitidis, in dogs and cats- zoonosis o Blood transfusion reaction in dogs and cats o Bromethalin toxicity in dogs and cats o Cerebellar or pericerebellar abscess o Cerebellar or pericerebellar brain neoplasia, tumor, cyst o Cerebellar trauma, hematoma, or ischemia o Cerebral or pericerebral brain neoplasia, tumor, cyst o Chronic corneal epithelial
4105307 tn?1369535032 The third eyelid problem is actually cherry eye, more common in dogs than cats. The gland of the third eyelid becomes visible as a red, oval bulge protruding just behind the edge of the third eyelid. It has been changing and gradually shrinking. Tink seems happy again but still her energy comes and goes. She is really good when we wash her eye and put in medicine. If needed there is an animal eye specialist about 90 minutes away.
Avatar f tn This may be a cat abscess. Abscesses are very common in cats and require drainage and antibiotics to heal. Cat abscesses generally ooze and are painful, soft swellings as you described. Intact male cats in particular,tend to fight and the result is often an abscess. Once treated this will heal and your cat will be fine. Neutering male cats helps to reduce the urge to fight and generally reduces the incidence of injuries like an abscess.
Avatar f tn Sounds like an abscess, and yes, kitty is in much pain. I recently read, there are 15 vertebra in a cats tail, so an injury to it is very painful. Please let us know how he's doing.
2186126 tn?1384961026 She had been struggling with seizures for a year and a half before she suddenly developed a tooth root abscess and was unable to heal from. Sadly, it forced me to put her to sleep w/ in a week. Her teeth didn't seem so bad, though I wanted to have them cleaned last year to be on top of her oral care. However, because of her seizures, my vet didn't want to put her through dental surgery/ anesthesia; this was a mistake. She should have referred me to an animal hospital where they can resuscitate.
Avatar f tn The only thing I'm thinking it could be is an abscess that came from something he came in contact with (not an injury) and has manifested itself on his noggin. Soooo...any info or advice you guys have would help!
Avatar n tn Is your cat indoor/outdoor or does he get into fights with other cats? If there's no possible way that he's getting into fights with other cats, then I'd bring him into the vets-especially if that place has been there for 2 wks or more.
Avatar f tn I personally agree with opus88, anyways no its not contageous in anyway , cats are territorial animals they fight with other cats to protect their territory or to acquire more territory. As a result, bite wounds are common in cats, especially when cats are allowed outside. These wounds frequently result in an infection that can be quite debilitating, especially if left untreated. Bite wounds are more common in male cats than in females.
Avatar f tn He seems to have an allergy to this antibiotic as I have discovered hes been throwing up in the basement. This is the usual drug I use to treat abscess-type infections and I want to make sure the interior infection clears up. Is there a good alternative to amoxicillin for this type of infection?
Avatar n tn Topical antibiotics can be licked off and are therefore unpredictable in cats. Even if your cat allows bandages to stay on I would not bandage an open draining wound. Covering a wound would allow the infection to incubate thus worsening the condition. It can also cause a nidis for a secondary fungal infection.
352757 tn?1196794281 It is probably a bite wound abscess. It could also be a healing traumatic wound of unknown origin. A cat who is new to the outdoors may get into a lot of trouble. Cats and other outdoor animals do fight. Often. Having the bump examined by your veterinarian will of course give you the most definitive diagnosis and immediate treatment, if necessary. If it is a bite wound abscess it will have to be lanced and cleaned.
558991 tn?1226064428 Hi! I'm a gynecology med student, and cats are not my forte! My cat, a 4 year old neutered tiger cat, has a vile smell coming from her. It first happened when she went outside after it rained. She came back inside, wet, and immediately began to lick her behind under my bed. She was biting and gnawing at her butt for about 4 hours, not letting anyone come near her. Now, if anyone goes behind her, or scratches the area around her tail or lower back, she begins to growl and swat at them.
599170 tn?1300977493 When it got real bad I would call into his office and his secretary would not give me appointments and just tell me to increase my meds which I had already done. In the last few years I ended up in the hospital several times due to dehydration. It was during one of my hospitalizations that I was in a private room when I got the most awful pain in my abdomen. It was different than anything else I'd ever experienced and was excrutiating.