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Evelyn | 2 weeks ago
My Cat Has Abscess On The Face How I Can Cure At Home? Is It Possible …

My cat has abscess on the face how i can cure at home? Is it possible her to give anti biotic for human?

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Krista Magnifico
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Hello.
At my clinic I always prescribe antibiotics and warm water compresses to do at home. I’m sorry but I can’t prescribe anything over the Internet. But yes in some cases we utilize human antivirus but the dosages are much much smaller so they are often given to you by the vet to make sure we aren’t overdosing.

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venus | 4 weeks ago
About How Much Is It To Treat An Abscess On A Cat?

about how much is it to treat an abscess on a cat?

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Good morning-
It all depends on the circumstances. Your vet will be able to tell after they examine your cat and then you can go from there. Best of luck – hope everything is ok.

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Claire | 2 months ago
Morning, I Have A Golden Retriever Called Roxy Who Developed A Abscess Following A Anti Inflammatory …

Morning, I have a golden retriever called Roxy who developed a abscess following a anti inflammatory injection (in her neck) – this was incised under GA and left a MASSIVE seroma. Many months later it eventually closed only to reform again and rupture. The vet gave a course of antibiotics when the discharge changed colour from a light pink to a dark red colour and the exudate improved to a lighter colour. It is still a very deep sinus. I have been dressing it twice a day with boiled cooled water and two drops of tea tree oil, and then packing it with a natural bee wax ointment and a Betadine solution mix. Recently I took her back for another opinion because the lump was not improving, which in all honesty was a nightmare vet trip. The vet stuck her hand into the sinus and scraped and scraped – the return was clots of blood that looked like liver and the consultation room looked like a slaughter house. They said that if it didn’t heal over the next few weeks she would need to have surgery again and they would do a ‘running stitch’ to close it from the inside. I am not going this route! I vowed that would be the last vet trip I take her too. It was so traumatic for her and for me (I am a nursing sister so I can stomach most things, but this was too brutal and too close to my heart). So the twice a day dressing continues. I have been working away at this for about 6 months now and it is a huge strain on me, washing bandages and dressing whilst working a fulltime job and caring for my child and house. I do not want to give up, but I have moments when this is what I want to do, I suppose this is normal. She is 11 years old. This morning it seems to be smelling like infection is brewing again… 🙁 Should I do Milton solution irrigations? What can I do to aid healing? Any advice gratefully received, I am desperate. Claire Neithercut

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Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your pups condition and your experience with the vets so far. I would never advise anyone to give up on their pets but I am a vet so it is also difficult for me to advise you to go this without medical assistance my first concern is that it sounds like your pup needs a better plan for treatment. If this was an abscess/ seroma or hematoma it would be nice to have had a culture to better decide the antibiotic and maybe even a drain placed do help healing. Although it might have… Read more »

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Good morning-
I am sorry that you are having such a time with this and worse that your experience with the vet hasn’t been the best. I would definitely find a vet thatbyou trust and will listen to you and help guide you through a treatment plan.

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Becky | 3 months ago
My Dog Had Surgery 3 Days Ago To Remove An Abscess. Then He Was Sent Home With …

My dog had surgery 3 days ago to remove an abscess. Then he was sent home with a drain. Today he had the drain removed; 3 hours ago. Where the stitches are above the drain hole has become swollen; a ping pong ball sized ball right where the stitches are. It was not this way before the drain was removed! Do I need to be concerned. My vet isn’t open until Monday and today is Saturday night

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Hello, I can’t tell you whether or not this is an emergency. I don’t know if this is a return or the abscess or something else like a seroma. The best advice I can give is to monitor your dog very closely. Any sign of lethargy, inappetance or indication of infection at the site like pain, swelling, redness or discharge and you should see a bet immediately. Also it is always better of to be safe than sorry and see a vet as soon as anything abnormal occurs. Whether it’s an emergency is hard to tell and impossible to diagnose… Read more »

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Suzanne Cannon | 6 months ago
Beau The Cat Had A VERY Painful Mouth
Treatment Cost (USD): $1065.38
Beau is an 11 year old Domestic Shorthair cat who was showing signs of severe dental disease. He was pawing at his mouth, not eating well, and his owner wasn't able to give him any oral medications to treat what appeared to be an abscess.
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Maija Henderson | 7 months ago
I Think My Cat Has An Abscess. She’s Had A Bump On Her Side For…

I think my cat has an abscess. She’s had a bump on her side for a few weeks with some scabs.
Came home today and saw one was open with fresh blood. Placed her in my lap and took a look at it closely. It started to ooze puss and blood. Then 2 more wounds opened up. So now she has 3 open deep purple wounds. Not sure what to do. But cleaned with hydrogen peroxide and cover it with some corona and a non adhesive pad wrapped with coban.
Anybody know what I should do from here?
I read that she probably needs to be seen and get it drained and have drain tubes placed and put under anesthesia… I don’t have much money.. at all.. help me. ☹️

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Hello,
I think the best place to start is the vets office. Make sure your cat is up to date on their rabies vaccine and ask for the area to be clipped and cleaned. I also think antibiotics might be helpful. If you can’t afford surgery (and honestly I almost never do it first thing, I wait for the antibiotics to tell me they need more help). I also never use hydrogen peroxide. There are much better options available. I hope this helps.

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Morning,
Just to add to Dr. Magnifico’s response…. you’re vet can provide you with a better solution to keep the wound clean, than peroxide. And if they shave the area for you, you are better able to monitor it for sure. Good luck.

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Krista Magnifico | 8 months ago
Chronic Abscess In The Neck Of A Cat. What Are Your Options If It Doesn’t…
Treatment Cost (USD): $321.00
Bert is an indoor-outdoor cat. He came home one day with a swelling on his right shoulder about 1 week after his family noted he was limping. The initial exam (about 1 week before the drain was placed), revealed a slight fever, swollen and painful area of the right shoulder. The swelling was explored and a large amount of purulent material was found (puss). Bert was given an injectable antibiotic (Convenia) that lasts about 2 weeks. He was sent home to be monitored.
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Lacey Dirks | 10 months ago
How Much Will It Cost To Drain An Abscess On A Cats Face?

How much will it cost to drain an abscess on a cats face?

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The cost depends…. what is the underlying cause of the abscess. That will need to be taken care of as well. You should check with your vet, find out why it happened in the first place. Get that and the abscess taken care of and then there will be antibiotics to consider as well. I’d make a phone call tomorrow…. good luck!

Krista Magnifico
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Hello,
I typically don’t drain. I put them on antibiotics and pain medications and an ecollar and go from there. They will usually heal with time and antibiotics. Call your vet ask for help. And make sure the rabies vaccine is up to date.

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Sarah Wood | 12 months ago
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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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!

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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.

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megan standard | 12 months ago
My 6 Year Old Neutered Male Cat, Stephano, Has Gotten An Abcess On His Lower…

My 6 year old neutered male cat, Stephano, has gotten an abcess on his lower back. I noticed the wound as a scab that caused him pain when i touched it, so i smelled the wound for more information. it smelled terrible! i picked off the scab to reveal a small hole in his skin filled with pus. the hole itself i would say is about half a centimeter or less. My mother is a nurse and she applied Mupirocin 2% to the open wound after cleaning it with a damp cloth and squeezing the pus out. I still have an e-collar from when my other cat got spayed, he’s wearing that now. The wound still smells putrid, i want to clean it better but it seems to really hurt him, he barely let me trim the hair around the wound. Am i doing the right thing for him? should i take him to the vet? he is still eating,and his ears aren’t hot or even warm. Thank you for reading this and i hope you can give some advice!

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Being that it is very painful, is fillled with puss and smells so bad, I would think he needs antibiotics. This means a trip to the vet. Good luck.??