General information on Abscess
Cats usually get an abscess from a wound when fighting with another cat. The wound can heal over while the inside is still infected. Abscess formation happens when the cat's immune system detects foreign material or bacteria in the skin. Blood flows to the wound area allowing white blood cells fight the infection. This causes the pain and swelling.
Symptoms of Abscess
Abscess Symptoms include swelling, pain, discharge from wound and sometimes hair missing around the area where the abscess is located. The cat may also have a fever.
Treatments for Abscess
Bathe the abscess with warm water or a weak salt solution. The abscess should come to a head and pop. If the abscess pops, bathe the area to keep it clean. If it doesn't pop within 24 hours, see your vet as surgical treatment may be needed to relieve the pus and foreign body. Antibiotics may be used to fight the infection.
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