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    Cat Abscess – How to Treat | Kitten Ads

    Articlecat health and wellbeingThursday 07 April 2011
    Cats are usually nice to humans but they do often have fights with other animals when let outside. If a cat gets into a fight and is wounded then there is a chance that the cut could become infected with bacteria, this is known as a cat abscess. It is very important if you have a pet cat to be able to recognise an abscess, if you leave one untreated then you will have a sick cat and it could turn out to be fatal. This article will help you to recognise and treat an abscess accordingly.

    Cat Abscesses – What do they Look Like?

    • Lumps which contain a thick white fluid.

    • If your cat has an abscess then it might also be limping, or have a fever.

    How to Treat a Cat’s Abscess

    • Clip the hair around the suspected abscess. You should look around the area for bite marks.

    • Squeeze the abscess gently to see if any puss comes out.

    • If no puss comes out then you should syringe the area with a 20 gauge needle and attempt to pull out the fluid. If the fluid that comes out looks like diluted blood then it is a blood bleed that you should leave alone.

    • If no fluid comes out using the syringe then you should lance the area with the tip of a scalpel. If the fluid that comes out is white and sticky then make a second hole and train out all of the fluid you can.

    • This causes the cat some pain and if you do not know what you are doing then it is essential that you take your cat to the vet and they can assess the situation more thoroughly.

    • Take your cat to the vet to be prescribed with some antibiotics to make sure the abscess is treated.

    • Check with the vet that your cat has all the right vaccinations to prevent any further infection.

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