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Cats wound getting worse.. Please help

I posted bout my daughters cat the other day and bout putting medicine on it and how to keep it covered and whatnot.. My first home made bandaid would move around his neck even with a sock on it. My next one works a lot better stays in place.. But his wound is still getting worse.. Yesterday and today I cleaned it and left it open to dry. But as soon as he can goes to town scratching at it! It has now gotten bigger and the hair around it is gone now.. Today I cleaned it with peroxide when took bandaid off and again tonight when putting one on. He doesn't mind any of it to much.. But the peroxide keeps bubbling white.. Is it infected?? I'm worried that it is going to another place on his neck now. I dunno what to do!!

I'd like to take him to the vet but..... I could go into labor at anytime before Friday or I will be induced. I am a single mom of one- shortly to 2... I have a very low income and am afraid I cannot afford a vet check and whatever else that comes with it.. Also after baby is born my kids and I will be staying at my moms for week, and I'm thinking I'm gunna end up taking him with me so I can keep eye on that and not leave it to the neighbors..

The wound is not deep. Seems to be right on surface. It will bleed but not a lot..

My questions-----
What do you think it is? Rash? It's not a scratch.
Is it infected??? Peroxide bubbles white no matter how many times I keep putting it on.. Also had a icky white coat over top of it this morning..
Do I dare give him antibody pills for people?? Like amoxicillin-- a smaller dose?

How much do you think a vet check would cost??
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Also do I keep it covered where he can't scratch at it or leave it open for a while each day to dry and maybe get scab on it??

When he scratches with bandage and sock on or when it's open he'll scratch and go to town on it.. 5-10 minutes at time!
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yes danni if its bubbling it does mean its infected, please DO NOT give him a human amoxicillin without at least first talking to a Vet...I know how scarce money can be...but this does need to be fixed. what kitty needs is an antibiotic but I don't know the type or the strength....remember how much less a cat weights than a person....its a much much smaller dose than you or I would take..
I'm in Canada..and a typical Vet exam would cost abt $40-50 plus the antibiotic...if you get a prescription and get it filled at a human pharmacy it will cost much less than if your Vet fills it...usual cost $15-20.
Many clinic's will allow you to pay this bill for the exam over 2-3 installments if you are really short.
Please find a way to get this kitty some help....btw..good luck with new baby:))
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Hello there,

Your cat needs to be seen by a vet asap. Do not give your cat human
amoxicillin even in a small dose. Your cat needs the expertise of a
vet. It sounds from your description, that your cat's wound is infected.
I agree with opus88. Your cat needs an antibiotic but only one for
animals and only one that your vet prescribes for you. A wound is a
wound. As opus88 suggests, there are many animal clinics that allow
you to pay this bill for the exam over 2-3 installments. You say because
you're pregnant, you can't take your kitty to a vet. Perhaps a friend
of yours could help you. Maybe drive you to the vet with the kitty.
This is not a time for self diagnosis and home made bandages.
Your kitty needs the care and medicine only a vet can provide.
You also don't want to cause a danger of blood poisoning. I don't know
if this could be a possible issue. Don't take the chance. Wounds are
very serious. I'm sure you love your kitty. Get the proper medical
attention for your kitty and the medicine she needs. Good luck. Eve
( owner of Sammy the cat )
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Thanks.. After looking things up last night he does need to go in.. :(
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Update if anyone reads.. Took him to the vet this morning. The vet said he thinks that he got an cyct that reputured. And the healing of it made it itch. Said to leave it open and keep Popcorn inside. And vet cut his nails. Also gave me some amoxicillin for him.   I was worried the check up alone would be $100.  But when I asked over the phone how much just the check up was he said $42. With the check up and the amoxicillin it came to $44.22...

Hoping he gets better soon!
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good for you for getting him looked at an treated.....now just for the healing, our dear animals who depend on us so much are well worth the few dollars they cost us to keep them healthy:)
just watch with the amox. it MAY cause some lack of appetite or loose stools....if it gets real bad let the Vet know and they may need to change it...but whatever you do don't stop it before the end of the 7-10days...the infection needs that amount to kill whatever is causing the infection..
best of luck, let us kknow how popcorn is doing ok..
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