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Bad cut under chin?

Ok, my cat is always getting torn up, i have NO clue where he gets a lot of his wounds, there are a lot of other cats in our neighborhood that go around everywhere out here.
but he got a bad cut under his chin, it doesnt look to be a cat bite or anything, and i didnt really think anything of it until it got a little worse, yea, it is weird, it is a really long and narrow cut, but it looked kinda weird, as if it had swelled up, i dont think it is anything serious, but i need some other peoples advice?
But also, it turned this weird yellowy color, and maybe that meant puss?
It is healing up now i think, but feels funny, i went out to pet him today and touched it on accident, and it feels stiffish, so i dont know.
Is it anything to be worried 'bout??? Or, could it be a type of disease? I know cats get a lot of diseases!!!
thanks


Asked by Baby on Jul 16th 2010 Tagged strange, looking, cut, under, chin in Skin Problems
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Izadore (Izzie)

When you get a cat, you also get the responsibility of taking care of the cat's health. If your cat has not been to a vet in a while, or ever, now is the time to go. If he has a wound that "feels funny", the vet needs to look at it and maybe prescribe antibiotics for him. An infection can get worse and eventually spread to the cat's internal organs and brain and kill him. If your cat has never been vaccinated against those cat diseases, he stands a good chance of getting one if he travels around with other stray cats. And, if he is not neutered, he will pick fights with other cats and keep getting hurt. Have him neutered for that reason and to stop him from creating unwanted kittens all over your neighborhood.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/16/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Sadie/ In loving memory

Izzie is right your kitty needs to go to a vet ASAP. That weird yellow puss is an infection, if left untreated it could be very serious to his health. He needs antibiotics and proper medical treatment.


Sadie/ In loving memory answered on 7/18/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer