My cat has a little hole in his back. He went out one day and…

My cat has a little hole in his back. He went out one day and when he came back I noticed the hole. The hair around it is falling down, he keeps licking it. He is less than 1 year old. He goes out rarely, 3-4 times so far for 1 hr or less

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

This looks like a classic warble fly hole to me.  The flies look for a tiny cut on your pet and lay an egg.  The egg hatches to a worm like creature that drills into your pet’s skin and lives there until it matures into an adult fly, or is removed by a human.  When I was young we use to take a pair of tweezers and root around in the hole until we got hold of the larvae and pulled it out (vets were only for the expensive farm animals, not pets!). Now that I pay my own bills,… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

if he isn’t a barn cat, please keep him inside.  outdoor cats are at serious risk of injury and illness simply due to being outside.  

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Anonymous
5 years ago

i don’t know, but your vet should be able to tell you. like i said in your other question, take your cat to a vet.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

Duvina, this is a BAD idea, especially if there’s an infection brewing inside the wound. this needs a vet.

Duvina Avila
5 years ago

Put some Neosporon just in case it will help it closes faster and sit outside with him or her to make sure it goes to familiar spots

Duvina Avila
5 years ago

Put Neosporon it helps from infections and it closes faster just watch him or her when outside so it won’t go to any unfamiliar place

Ramiah Smith
5 years ago

you simply MUST get her to the vet. The hole you can see is perfectly pea sized, but the underlying infection could easily have spread into adjacent muscle, nerve, or other tissues, and it cannot be stopped until the wound is opened and debrided, and only a proper professional can do that. If you don’t get her to the vet, the consequences could be quite bad.

Ramiah Smith
5 years ago

Do NOT put peroxide in this hole. Peroxide KILLS the surrounding tissue ( cells ) that need to HEAL….so, don’t put peroxide in there.

For the sake of your cat’s health ( and maybe his/her LIFE ), you need to get him/her to the vet ASAP…..so that wound can be cleaned and treated. The longer it stays infected, the worse it will become. Your cat needs an antibiotic INJECTION and some oral antibiotics.

Ramiah Smith
5 years ago

Oops sorry, i thought he was a she. my bad. Hope that baby gets to feeling better soon!