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Linda Simmon, Veterinarian
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I have a cat who has been in a scrap and now has infected

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Hi I have a cat who has been in a scrap and now has infected face
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Have you spoken to a vet about the infection yet? How long has this been going on with the cat?
Customer: My pdsa vet is closed till Monday, this happened four Days ago
JA: What's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Bo Bo is 12
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: He has been vomiting, quite runny with tinge of blood
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern.Is he lethargic or off his food?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
No I don't have money for that I'm with pdsa
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Is that it you can't help this is supposed to be a pdsa website
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Please ignore any phone call requests as the website sends these automatically. We can talk via typing.This is a website that the pdsa recommend their clients use so they can get veterinary advice.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
He is both lethargic and off his food?Are his gums pink and wet?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Would a photo of his face be possible please?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Will try he's hiding at moment give me a minute
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
No rush, thank you.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Just trying to upload
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It's also bit smelly
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Understood.Would he allow you to check his teeth on this side?
This is often the location of a tooth root abscess.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I'm pretty sure his teeth are OK he had a fight with another cat and you can see teeth marks where the swelling is
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Understood, thank you for clarifying.I'm just typing my full reply now which will take a few minutes.
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Cat bite abscess heal best when we promptly provide antibiotics and anti inflammatories.If he can go to a private clinic today, that would be best. Many are open until 5pm and won't charge our of hours fees.A consult, antibiotics and anti inflammatories usually costs about £70 (cheaper if you opt for tablets rather than an injection).At home, we can help by removing any pus and bathing the lesion with salt water.We should protect his face from rubbing with a buster collar. He needs to stay in when wearing it.He should also be given warm and tempting wet food such as mashed chicken and white fish.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ok thank you for your help
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 12 days ago.
Not at all.This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.Wishing Bo Bo a speedy recovery.