I am currently located in Ukraine. I have been to the vet a few times…

I am currently located in Ukraine. I have been to the vet a few times already for my cat’s abscess. All of the advice I have found online in dealing with a cat’s abscess tells me to ask for a vets advice, but that is very difficult to do where I am located. How can I heal my cat’s abscess at home without antibiotics? Is this possible? Her abscess burst and now 4 small holes have appeared. I clean them with saline/salt water and I try to push some of the puss out of them as much as I can. I put a warm cloth on her face a few time a day, which made the holes appear. The images are uploaded are from the day I found her in a dumpster, the day she scratched the abscess and it burst, showing a single large hole, the other day, and today when four small holes appeared. Is it getting better or worse? Am I doing the right procedures? Any advice? Thank you so much!!! (Please excuse the makeshift cone of shame, I have had to be pretty resourceful here)

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Kennedy Massa
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Okay, i am going to say something you dont want to hear. Even if you find a way that helps you handle this without seeing a vet, you should still probably see a vet. I understand its hard for you to see a vet from where you are. I can hardly aford a vet, so i can completly understand, but if that was my cat i would some how find a way to see a vet, even if that meant asking for money from family and friends, even if that meant being in dept. In the begining you say, you… Read more »

scgreco413
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Good morning. Thank you so much for helping this kitty? The main concern is infection. And considering the severity of the abscess, and the fact that you can see the infection (puss) and the location of the abscess…. you really need to try to get her on some antibiotics. Keeping the wound clean (peroxide can help too with keeping it clean) is fantastic, but if it is so full of infection and spreads you will be looking at a whole host of other issues that will be hard to fix. Best of luck to you!

Laura
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A friend of mine just went through this with her young male cat. It took a series of very aggressive antibiotics over the span of like 3 months, plus multiple vet visits for checks and medication changes. She NEEDS antibiotics if she’s going to heal…which means you NEED to get her to the vet.

Krista Magnifico
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Hello, In my experience abscesses go one of two ways. They heal after they rupture and the. Go away. It may take a few weeks for this. But it is possible. Two, they fester for a long time. Months of years if deep enough and the correct treatment (often in antibiotic form is not provided). Some are so persistent we have to open them surgically to place a drain. If you don’t have access to antibiotics I am going to worry. I just find they do much much better with quickly administered antibiotics. You can try to continue the warm… Read more »

Deanna Montgomery
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Is it possible where the access is located it could be a infected tooth? Did the vet check her teeth on that side. If it is a tooth it would have to be removed before the infection would heal. Also I would put peroxide in the wound. Best of luck.

Laura
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Hi Deanna, peroxide is not recommended for wound care anymore. It damages healing tissue.

Deanna Montgomery
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Hey Laura M, I know “they” are no longer recommending peroxide. However I totally disagree! I continue to use peroxide on infections. I have tried other methods but nothing works like peroxide. My results say otherwise. My 2 go to products are vinegar and peroxide depending on the problem.

Krista Magnifico
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Hello all!
I just want to say that I always discourage peroxide. The only time I think it helps is with a really dirt embedded wound. Initially to clean out gunk it’s helpful. After it’s not. There are really good options out there. Try a chlorhexadine solution like hibiclens. It is over the counter. Even soapy water helps. Peroxide that gets into a hole can cause problems and it does slow healing cells. There are scientific studies to help support. I really appreciate all the advice and personal insight. Just want to help everyone. Be well. And thanks.