Abscess on your cat

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209987 tn?1451939065 Either someone hit him with a rake or he jumped and landed on something. Guess it's better than a cat bite. Doc shaved him, put a hot compress on it, then some disinfectant, and within a few minutes the black spot was gone, and it began to show three rectangular shaped holes. Poor kitty. Doubt he'll try to sneak out of the house any time soon again.
Avatar f tn My 9 month old cat recently had an abscess that burst on his side. I took him to the vet two days ago and he was put on amoxicillin. Today, right next to the burst abscess there is another abscess formed. There are not visible wounds so there is nowhere to drain from. He does not feel warm to touch on his nose or his ears. The vet is closed for two days and there are no emergency clinics near me. Please offer advice on how to help my Oliver.
Avatar f tn If it's truly an abscess then your cat has infection. Infection can spread and can make your cat very sick...can even cause death. All you need are antibiotics but you really need to go to your vet now.
1399266 tn?1280640704 My 8 year old cat, Kupid was diagnosed with a dental abscess about a week ago and put on clindamycin 1 ml twice a day. When she started she had a pink drainage coming from her right eye and right nostril. Her eye has gotten better and her nose has slightly improved. She is still sneezing and looks terrible but she is eating on her own. This cat has failed the pre anesthesia test twice after having complications during her spay surgery so we are reluctant to put her under to pull her tooth.
Avatar m tn Feeling very unwell, sometimes unable to get out of bed, pain on left side of face and head. Had x rays, cat scan, MRI, blood work. All normal except for slight thickness on left side. Nobody can find infection, and yet I respond to antibiotics to the point I am able to function, ei. Get out of bed, shower, go for a walk. I am currently taking ibuprophen for pain. Outside of this, I was a very healthy, active person.
Avatar n tn If it's a flea problem, I would guess that you'd see other places on your cats body that were scabbed too. Notice any other places?
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.
352757 tn?1196794281 If it is a bite wound abscess it will have to be lanced and cleaned. Your cat will have to be given oral antibiotics and possibly a Rabies Vaccine booster (even if up to date on Rabies Vaccine). Bite wounds can be dangerous because the bite can inject infections right into the blood stream and septicemia (blood infection) can set in. Additionally, there is no vaccine for Feline Aids and this could be contracted by bites.
Avatar n tn Hi, from your description, it sounds like an abscess. 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 n tn This could be an abscess, which could get infected-if it hasn't already. An abscess would be very likely if your cat is an outdoor cat or you have a multiple cat household. I'd take kitty to the vet so that he/she can drain it and give him some antibiotics. In the meantime, you can put warm compresses on him for 5-10 minutes at a time a couple of times a day.
Avatar n tn I'm also curious about your question. My husky just chipped his k9 tooth and after calling around, I found out it costs $500 to extract it and $1200 for a root canal. It's not infected yet, but I imagine it will be soon because you can see the pulp. I wonder how your vet can tell your cat's tooth is abscess One thing I did learn is that sometimes teeth changes the structure of your pet's mouth and infections could be harmful to kidneys.
Avatar n tn Keep an eye on the hole and make sure your cat isnt licking it or paying a large amount of attention to it. Licking can cause the wound to become larger, more swollen and even cause infections. Like Savas said above, it should heal over and go away in a week or so, but if it persists, swells, turns an unhealthy color like a deep red, brown or even a green, then it has gained an infection and a vet visit is something to be done.
Avatar n tn I don't know how old your cat is but if she is young the most likely cause is a cat scratch or bite would abscess, and since claws and teeth can penetrate deep into the skin and muscle she really needs systemic antibiotics. I am sorry your vet did not call back, because even if he could not see her today he could have called in an RX for antibiotics to hold you over for the weekend. In the mean time scrub the would very well with Betadyne scrub 3 times per day and rinse thoroughly.
199954 tn?1294948269 Ah. Its hard when there is no location listed on your profile. I hope Dr. Cheng can help.
Avatar n tn They also need to be bathed at least 2x a month because of the oils that build up on their skin that are not absorbed into hair that a haired cat would. This build up of oils will cause a breakdown of certian protiens that protect the skin and could cause blistering. A visit to the Vet is a good idea. It has probably become a bacterial infection by now. Would like to know what the Vet says.
Avatar n tn Thanks so much for coming on a holiday with your thoughts Savas, we appreciate it. Will keep you posted.
Avatar f tn They will actually shave the area on his head to see if there is scratch, bite marks or any other injury. If it's an abscess(that's what I'm leaning towards), they will drain it and put your cat on antibiotics. Good luck. Please come back with an update!
Avatar n tn Is your cat an outdoor cat? It could be an abscess of some kind from an injury received outdoors. My one cat used to develop infections from flea bites (she was very sensitive to those). Perhaps the larva you're thinking of is cuterebra (nasty little things). But you'd be able to see a pore (breathing hole) in the lump. Do not attempt to squeeze it out. It needs to be removed by someone who knows how to do that without rupturing the larva. Then again, it may be some kind of cyst.
Avatar f tn secondly there are no herbs or natural remedies that will be effective with the treatment of this abscess, kitty will need to be on a medication from your Vet. an abscess can be a life threatening issue, please don't hesitate to have a Vet look after this for kitty. I could give you some idea's on natural remedies to help strengthen his immune system(only) after the surgery if you like, however do be sure and use the antibiotic as prescribed.
Avatar f tn My cat had an abscess on his back - which I have enough experience with to treat myself. I have owned cats for 30 years. I have been able to clear and heal the wound and have been dosing him with amoxicillin. 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.
Avatar m tn Hi, is she an indoor/outdoor cat or does she live with more than one cat? If she does, than there's a good chance that this is an abscess(infection from a cat bite). The abscess might not heal on its own, and will probably need a vet to take care of it and put her on antibiotics. Let us know how it goes!!
Avatar f tn Hello Rosa and welcome...the only answer here is to have your cat neutered. Is there a reason why you haven't? This is very unhealthy and dangerous to let him roam, get in fights and get bitten. Those bites can abscess along with catching all kinds of disease.
Avatar f tn This is a sure track to a fat cat and diabetes later on. A normal 8-12 lb cat will do fine on a 1/4-3/4 cup dry food a day depending on activity level and no wet. In this day and age everything is processed, refined, and all nutrients sucked out of pretty much everything on the shelves. One really should be conscious of whole, natural(organic when possible), healthy ingredients in not only their pets' food, but people food as well. Just my two cents.
Avatar f tn Your cat needs a vet ASAP!!! This sounds to me like your cat has been in a cat fight and has some major infections going on. Don't let this go, this truly sounds life threatening. Your cat can lose his life to this, it is NOT going to just go away without some help from a professional. Please take our advice and get this cat to the vet now!!
587315 tn?1333556383 Possible causes are abdominal bleeding, organ rupture, or inflammation of the abdominal wall lining. Lumps, Bumps, Swelling - any local swelling of any size on your cat could be an abscess but it could also be a tumor (benign or malignant), cyst, insect bite, hematoma, fracture, or soft tissue trauma (sprain, pocket of fluid such as infected oil gland). Vet care should immediate. http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/vet.
Avatar f tn Strictly indoor, no claws, current vacs. Anyway, suddenly my cat came into a room I was in limping on his right front leg. Was walking normally 10 minutes prior and did hear him fall from a jump, etc. He allowed me to palpate the leg..no obvious breaks, swelling, temp change, or oddity other than lame leg. Pads on toes normal pink color. Did seem to show more discomfort when I palpated upper portion of humerus and shoulder.
Avatar m tn A cat I am feeding was attacked by a big dog. He has 1 small puncture wound on front shoulder and many scrapes. This is a 20lb outdoor cat who put up a good fight and avoided getting killed somehow. The cat has been resting for 24 hours now. I cleaned all wounds and the many scrapes with peroxide, betadine and neosporin. I am giving him 50mg of Penicillin twice a day. Today he accepted very little food and water. His 3rd eyelids are not up and his eyes look clear.
Avatar m tn 1 of your cats is the same age as my girls because they are both 10 yrs old, the older they get the more I worry about their health. That was nice of you to take in a cat you found on your porch. I'm very sorry to hear about your last 5 months being stressful for you becuase of medical issues your cats have been having; it definitly is hard to deal with cause you love them so much and just want them to be well, I'm the same way.I'll pray for them.