My cat has got puss comein out of her back and it’s gone red and…

My cat has got puss comein out of her back and it’s gone red and hair loss on it pls help she is about 11years old

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Dawn Ferara, DVM
5 years ago

It sounds like a ruptured abscess and should be seen by a vet ASAP. If it’s already ruptured your cat may just need antibiotics. Until you see your vet I would clean the area well if the cat will let you.
Thanks for asking!

Christina Chambreau
5 years ago

I concur – probably a ruptured abscess. Often there is a bite, then pus forms, making a really big bulge, then it ruptures and the pus comes out, leaving a flat, hairless area that needs to be cleaned off.  If she is eating and active it may heal on its own. Given she is 11 this would be a great time to find an integrative veterinarian with whom to work. This is a person trained in many different approaches, including using conventional drugs only when absolutely needed. Working with one can increase the chance that your cherished companion can live a… Read more »

caroline challita
5 years ago

Hi Natalie,

I had a cat who had that bulge Christina mentioned. We didn’t wait for it to rupture, we took it to the vet and it was a very small stress free operation to remove the bulg. Your cats buldge has already popped so seek medical attention asap from a nearby vet.

Best wishes,