|Purred: Mon Sep 6, '10 12:54am PST |
|Hello Catster Members,
I would like to seek out some advice before I seek any further action at a vet for fear of being told that my cat needs surgery... so...
Recently, Ive noticed that my decade old male (named Fluffster for his wonderfully fluffy fur coat) cat has recently received a wound near the anus, about the width of a pencil over the weekend. I did a bit of research, and it looks like it could be abscess, but it does not seem like it, and am leaning more towards a ruptured anal gland. Prior to this, I did not see any of the telltale signs (swelling or fever) There is no indication of pus (that I can detect), but a small change in behavior, as he eats a little less the past day or two. I give him the same belly rubs, and pampering with no complaint. He is an indoor cat, and we never let him out.
Fluffster has been the same since receiving the wound, and appears to be bleeding just a bit, still see him eat and stalk the house like normal, (have not seen any blood stains anywhere or anything yet) but he does spend a fair amount of time cleaning the wound.
I have read that applying some Neosporin (or another topical wound cream) does help but unfortunately, I do not have any Neosporin or anything like that in my house (which I will be picking up on Tuesday, as stores are closed Labour Day), and I would like to know how I would apply that, as I suspect that Fluffers will be licking away after I apply it, and I cannot see that being good for him.
All and all... I would like to know what kind of steps I can take to make sure that Fluffers is in the best health he can be.
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