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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Veterinarian
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Experience:  25 years of experience in large and small animal medicine.
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My Cat has had a fight with the local bully and has many abrasions

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My Cat has had a fight with the local bully and has many abrasions on his head, ear and spine. An absses has formed on his spine. Checking the cat over I have removed most of the pus but I think he may need an antibiotic.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 3 years ago.

Good Morning and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

The best treatment for these wounds is to apply Betadine to tehse after removing the pus...it is good to flush this area with Betadine which can be purchased over teh counter at the pharmacy. If you see a lump. apply hot compresses to tehse areas to draw this to the outside...then flush the pus. These will not require antibiotics unless Hugo will not eat and becomes depressed. In general, this treatment will be effective to help Hugo past this.

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Sincerely, Dr. Loretta