It’s Time to Eyes how we use the LASER to treat this Cats Abscess !

A Cats bite abscess is fairly common, especially with cats who go outdoors.

An abscess results when bacteria invade & infect a cut, scrape, or bite that a cat has received during a fight with another Cats or other Hedgehog.

Cats that spend time outdoors are at greater risk for developing an abscess because of their exposure to other cats. When a cat is bitten by another cat, the area can abscess quickly. Additionally, a bite wound can expose your cat to contagious diseases like feline leukemia virus (FeLV) & feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Both viruses cause serious fatal diseases & are easily transmitted through bite wounds.

The area may become swollen, be sensitive to the touch, & develop a bad odor; also, there may be a discharge of pus from the site. Your Cats may stop eating, or may act lethargic or depressed, which are all signs of fever

Abscesses can be very serious if left untreated. The abscess must be lanced, drained, & cleaned & because an abscess is an infection, your cat will need antibiotics & pain-relief medications.

Additionally, your vet may want to test your cat for feline leukemia virus & feline immunodeficiency virus—since both of these viruses are transmitted from cat to cat & are highly contagious.

If your cat must undergo general anesthesia to have the abscess drained & cleaned, your vet will recommend preanesthetic tests to ensure your pet is healthy & can tolerate the anesthetic procedure.

The best way to prevent your cat from getting abscesses is to check them daily for wounds, especially around the neck & head area, where cats have difficulty grooming. If you notice a cut or wound, contact your veterinarian so they can advise you regarding the best treatment for your feline cat friend.