How do I know if my cat’s wound is infected?
The clinical signs of a bite-wound abscess may include:
- Limping (if the wound is on or near a limb)
- A lump or swelling.
- Redness of the skin.
- Hair loss in a circumscribed area.
- An oozing sore.
- Purulent discharge (pus) from a wound.
- Foul odor.
How do you treat an infected wound on a cat?
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How do I know if my cat’s wound is serious?
Puncture wounds heal very quickly so there is often nothing to see or feel. The most common sites of bites are on the head, forelimbs or at the base of the tail. If cats have been bitten on a limb, the leg is usually painful and lameness is seen. It may be possible to feel heat and swelling in the area of the bite.
How do you clean an abscess on a cat’s wound?
What to Do If You Find an Abscess on Your Cat
- Carefully clip away as much hair from the site as possible so you can better see the extent of the wound.
- Apply a clean cloth soaked in warm water or a warm compress to the site.
- You can apply hydrogen peroxide to the wound to help disinfect it, if your cat can stand it.
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