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My cat came in with a small wound above her eye. I assumed

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My cat came in with a small wound above her eye. I assumed she had been fighting. I bathed it and applied Vetericyn wound and skin care spray. She was a bit withdrawn that day- not happy with me treating her, I guessed. The next day she was fine, eating well and acting normally. Today however she seems more lethargic than usual and just wants to sleep. She hasn't shown any interest in her evening meal, although she ate this morning. Am I being an over anxious parent?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 6 months ago.
Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 16 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.I am concerned Rosie may be developing a bacterial infection (abscess) at the site you previously cleaned, or another area. This is extremely common to occur after a fight trauma. Takes a few days to develop. So, the lethargy may be due to her having a fever.The absolute best for her would be to take her in today or tomorrow to be seen by her veterinarian for an exam. If she is confirmed to have a fever, which you could check at home (but the temperature must be taken via rectum and please do not get hurt) and if her temperature is higher than 40C (102.5F) then she has a fever, then an antibiotic should help her improve. If swelling is found on her body where she has an abscess, then your vet may need to lance, drain and flush this (it is not something you want to do at home because it often hurts).I am at a point I need to know what questions you have. I hope that the information I provided has been helpful.Please let me know if for any reason you need further clarification, have more questions, or were expecting a different type of answer. If you received all the information you needed, then kindly submit a rating.

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