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Viv0321 Fri 09-Oct-20 11:27:11

What is the correct way to treat a Cat abcess?

My cat has an abscess from a Cat bite. We couldn’t speak to the vet, so they told us he’s had pain relief and had given us cream to put on for 5 days and we had to ask for a collar.

I’ve read that the cat should be injected with antibiotics and have anti inflammatories.

Anyone have any experience?

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Viv0321 Fri 09-Oct-20 11:28:13

Spoke to the vet. They said that he’s been given cream due to it being a ‘superficial’ wound and antibiotics are not needed as the abscess has already burst??

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Speckledhen617 Fri 09-Oct-20 11:37:30

Our cat had a huge abcess. They cut and drained it and he had antibiotics for a week. Hope your cats OK!

user1471457354 Fri 09-Oct-20 11:39:55

This happened to my cat, on his tail and he was on antibiotic tablets for a week and also some liquid pain relief we could put in his food if he needed it.

TartanSlippers Fri 09-Oct-20 11:50:28

The cream is probably an antibiotic. They will have checked to make sure there is no wider infection in the surrounding tissue, and have decided that the cream will be enough.

(can you guess that I once had a cat who used to get abscesses all the time? Usually around the back end - the vet said it was because he was running away at the time, and the other cat bit his arse)

Viv0321 Fri 09-Oct-20 11:59:10

Thanks everyone. It’s just odd as every time he’s been in a fight before they have given antibiotic injection incase an abscess forms. This time, there is an abscess but no antibiotics given. It’s a different vet to we usually see.

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GoldenGumballs Fri 09-Oct-20 12:12:24

Just ring back and ask why no oral a/bs given if it will rest your mind. Keep an eye on the area around the puncture wound and any redness which is worsening or wound sticky & not drying up then call them back again ( am vet nurse)

Viv0321 Fri 09-Oct-20 12:20:40

We did/ She said no injection for antibiotics as it’s a ‘superficial’ wound and the antibiotics can be kept for humans ?!confused

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GoldenGumballs Fri 09-Oct-20 12:45:55

Oh sorry didn’t realise you’d ring back. It should be fine but yes a strange answer! Just book in with your own vet in future.

claireb7rg Fri 09-Oct-20 14:02:55

Mine had a large bite on back law. Had injection of painkillers and antibiotics and then was on metacam for a week. However it got worse and then he ended up in cone of shame and more injections of antiobnad painkillers. Took 3 weeks for it to heal enough so he could go outside again and that get like months as he is a very outdoorsy cat.

He managed to escape from the CoS 4 times in the first week. And escaped out a window that was barely open 2 weeks in...

He's a monkey!

claireb7rg Fri 09-Oct-20 14:03:13

Back paw not law 🤨

claireb7rg Fri 09-Oct-20 14:03:49

Gah sorry for all the typos

antibiotics and...

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