Cats Community
cat wound
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet cats!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

cat wound

My 17 year old outside cat just came inside with a round spot on top of his head that is missing hair and has a round open wound that is filled with something, maybe pus????  He acts alright.  I had a cat before that was in a fight and her wound abcessed open and it took surgery and many trips to the vets and changing of antibiotics because she wasn't responding to the treatment.  I really cannot afford all of that and he is 17.  Is there an easy fix for him????
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
441382_tn?1329196690
I wish I could give you the answer that you're looking for, but unfortunately I can't.  It's important to have this abcess (abscess) looked at by a vet, ESPECIALLY because of the age of the cat.  A bad infection in a cat his age could be very dangerous, so it's very important to make sure that the wound is lanced and cleaned and at least an antibiotic salve is put on it.

Ghilly
Blank
491925_tn?1211367012
He needs to be taken to the vet NOW, just because your last cat needed many trips to the vet doesn't mean this cat will, his immune system is probably already low due to his age, pets can be a 20 year responsibility so please dont give up on him now for the sake of a few dollars and because he's 17,  he could still have a few good years left in him. Ask the vet if you can pay by installments if it becomes expensive, I'm sure you could come to some arrangement.
Blank
228686_tn?1211558307
Yes, most abscesses are fairly easy to deal with, with antibiotics. Do take kitty in. I've dealt with more than I can count...and I can count the ones that needed medication on a few hands only (well, it was ALOT of cats!!! :)  )

An infection on the head if not treated can be VERY serious, if it spreads, for obvious reasons.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1474611_tn?1416636558
Blank
Pain Tracker: Back pain
4 hrs ago by blukitty
2020005_tn?1417986816
Blank
KTowne, and mhv commented on ribaby15's status
5 hrs ago
961574_tn?1417663228
Blank
mhv commented on mhv's status
6 hrs ago
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank