cat with abcess

my cat has an abscess but it wont let me write enough to put in all the details lol so ill do what i can. k so shadow has been a bite crook lately, first i thought she hurt a muscle because altho she had no pain, she wouldnt walk for a whole day except i made her get off the lounge day she was slightly better and walked around more often, still pain free. called vet, vet said could have twisted her back but if shes walking eating and drinking, it should be fine. then i woke up next morning to my cat with a hole in her back. guess it was an abcess not a twisted back lol anyways, rang vet again and she said it may get better on its own but to keep a close eye on it to make sure its healing not getting worse and not to put anything on it. so today,1 day after it popped, it does look better and shes keeping it very clean and she walking around and eating and drinking ALOT more than the last 4 days. but i just want to know what to look out for because the vet didnt go into detail

Asked by Shadow on May 14th 2010 in Other Health & Wellness
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If your cat has an abcess, it will most likely burst and ooze out all that yucky pus on it's own.(which is good cause then it's on it's way to healing.) If it hasn't burst on it's own yet, you can put warm compresses on it and this will help it to burst. You may gently squeeze it also, if your cat lets you. Once the pus is completely drained out, it should start to heal on its own. Cats are pretty good about cleaning out the abcess site themselves. If it is not healing, then you will probably need a course of antibiotics. Also, look inside the hole to see if there is a foreign object in there. Gently remove it, if you can. Apply some antibiotic ointment if you like. If you cannot remove it easily, take her to the vet. Good luck!

answered on May 14th.

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Izadore (Izzie)

There has to be a reason why your cat had a abcess. They're usually caused by an underlying infection that could be circulating through her body in her blood. She may seem OK now, but I would take her to the vet for a simple blood test to check for infection, and also to have her temperature taken. If she's drinking a lot, she could have a fever. Cats can also introduce infection into an open wound by licking it. Their tongues are really not that clean and she can move infection from her skin/fur into the wound. If you aren't clear on what your vet told you, then you do need to call her back for more detail.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 5/15/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


how old is shadow?
cuz that really matters!
u need to clean 3 time a day!
if shadow does not eat u really need to taks the cat in! that could be really bad!!!!!
keep a really good eye on shadow!
do u know how shadow really got that hole in in its back?
u sould let shadow sleep with u cuz the abcess itches shadow will bite it and that is NOT good!!

love alanna

P.S. tell shadow to get better!

FLO answered on 5/15/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer