I hope it helps someone else and their little kitty furball :) Fat Boy seems to be doing really well! A bottle of sterile saline solution is the best but standard non sterile saline should do; it'll still be much cleaner than tap water. However, it can also be found inside the mouth, sometimes hidden by dental disease. I noticed a reddish discharge coming from her mouth and has dried and crusted in the fur around it, so I pulled back the skin around her front teeth and noticed white blisters, one on each side, next to each of the canines on her lower jaw. Farm & Barn Supplies: Farm, barn and stable supplies, products and accessories help keep the horse and its environment hazard free and safe. Here are the essential facts for cat owners. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. They put it on a antibiotic and pain meds. N Nail Injury Neck Pain Nerve Damage Nose Issues. If the scab has been on for a couple of days already, LEAVE IT ALONE. She has a clipped ear so we know she’s fixed. I noticed a foul smelling & a sticky liquid on his coat & noticed his lump had gone...thanks to your advice, I managed to drain his abcess (was sooo surprised he allowed me to) & to clean his wound & dress it with sterile dressings. Hi Leslie. Any advice to tide me over? I do want to help these cats, but am limited in taking them in to the vet. my cat clawed my bad on new years eve,thought it was his urine,but now i think its a abbcess or ulcer,sad thing is iv a broken back tooth and iv been telling him about it,now i know iv given him collodial silver,dabbed some on his gums ,and hes drank some in a dish,hes not been eating like normal but hes eaten all his meat today and buiscuits ,i thought he dident like,thank god for collodial silver,just hope iv enough for both of us till next week when i get my pension,,am still taking him to vets soon for a check up,and claw cut,but i feel a lot happier now hes more my boy again. Inanimate objects—nails, thorns, sticks—can puncture the skin and introduce anaerobic and aerobic bacteria. One trick that I did read elsewhere in order to help keep the hydrogen peroxide in the area for a bit, is to mix it with a bit of aloe and some glycerin. The good news is that most abscesses often resolve on their own—they will burst open and drain. Now, he is lying next to his wet food, ignoring in. Lots of dry puss lumps came out like past. Caring for your pets the natural way! Took him to vet did blood work didnt show anything too concerning but they discovered his teeth and gums were infected so we did a thorough teeth cleening. At least, while the bandage was on it soaked up some of the drainage. Some deep wounds may require the implantation of a temporary drain and sutures. I've even toyed with the idea of putting him under heavy sedation (though not anaesthesia) and lancing the abscess myself, though I feel that would come under "animal cruelty" even if it is well meaning. You cannot just ignore the problem and hope the wound heals on its own. Sondra (author) from Neverland on March 28, 2012: Hi Sharyn and thanks. he seems to be much better. Known world-wide as the smoothest, most satisfying laxative, Swiss Kriss Tabs are 100% natural, contain no harsh synthetic drugs. We feed him by a syringe every two hours. Dancing Water, thank you for stopping in and being supportive! He's an outdoor kitty & prefers to live in the greenhouse rather than the house. Noticing the wound on his leg became pus filled, I cleaned it with antiseptic wash and applied antibiotic ointment with a q-tip. Hi River. I found an open would that oozed thick yellowish fluid and an area the size of a silver dollar surrounding it tougher than her other skin. But if you know it will help your baby you do what you can. The rest just run like mad at the sight of me. You can do the above, however have one or two people who you have talked through the procedure to assist, it will make life much more simple as you can't magic medical implements whilst holding a (sedated) cat down. You might notice a lump on your pup’s skin, a bump underneath the skin, or a red, ulcer-looking growth. Be especially careful if the lip has been pulled away from the teeth as this will require surgery without delay. janniesavon from NE USA on June 21, 2012: When our cat developed an abscess on his leg, we read in a book on taking care of cats about the need to put warm compresses on it to bring it to a head. Try to gently trim away as much fur as possible from around the wound. everywhere else i looked for help just seemed to use all the 'medical' wording and i couldn't understand a thing. Nowhere online states they can get it on their pads/feet?? At least the hair hasn't grown back yet. Just wondered what is normal time frames. Hi, my guy is 18 & doesn't like to be groomed, although I do the firm towel holding trick when trimming back claws..... however this poor guy has what looks like a small abscess near his pp, I've successfully washed him & applied triple antibiotic ointment x2, although he was yowling & most likely cursing at me. Hi naimishika, thank you for the picture plug. Uhhhggg...it was disgusting, but the cat seemed so relieved! Kitty was getting worse, and my husband is NOT a cat lover, and has said no more trips to the vet (Jenga had gotten mastitis, Angus had Urinary issues going to the litter box every couple minutes, and Gala had some sort of skin problem, possibly ringworm or mange, that spread to her nose from her underside and was furless, badly gouged from her pawing it and bloody) I ended up giving Kitty the little bit of antibiotic liquid for a couple days that we had left from Jenga's mastitis, and she seems to be feeling better, with the lump having softened. Horrible. Please help me anyway you can. If you look closely you can see the swollen area of gum has a yellowish tinge from the eosinophils. We leave for thanksgiving tomorrow & don't come back til sun, so the vet is not an option right now. Once the wound is finished draining, you can proceed to the next step. I have had to look up this info from my vet so many times that I now have it all memorized. lol. My kitten that I adopted from stray cat blues is only 4 months old, but she started developing her first ulcers in the corners of her mouth around 12 weeks old. You may need to reheat the washrag several times to keep it warm enough. This is information I have learned over the years and from my own vet. And happy to report our cat has never had another problem with getting an abscess. Perform the above steps 2 or 3 times a day for 3–4 days: If the abscess has not yet burst and it appears to be causing your cat great discomfort, place a hot washrag over the abscess GENTLY for 10 minutes a few times a day until it opens and drains. Now I am also dealing with Jenga, who on top of getting the same skin condition that Gala has, sore nose and all (they are the two mama's and remain outdoor cats), also has paw problems, limping, with sores on a couple feet, and one center pad all swollen. And your comment is a great one :) Im glad to hear your Ellie was a good patient and he got better. These cats may continue to eat, but are usually in severe pain. thank you! Hi Nicki. I really appreciate those who write articles like this, and those who make helpful comments, as well. I grabbed my mayo scissors from my "throrough" medkit (scalpels, sutures, forceps, etc) and gave him a haircut (the scissors are extremely sharp as they're intended to cut through fat and skin) so I was able to pretty much shave the hair down to stumps, pus got all over the scissors so they had to be washed and put in a pressure cooker to re-sterilize them. Oatmeal is a great home remedy for acid reflux as it is a whole grain food that neutralizes the stomach’s acidity, reduces the pain and other acid reflux or heartburn symptoms. Went back to vet and this time deciding to go ahead and remove thyroid. That looks like it would be very painful for poor Kitty! Subscribe via email here to never miss a story! Mouth, sometimes hidden by dental disease he 's an outdoor kitty prefers... 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