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Linda Simmon
Linda Simmon, Veterinarian
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Injuried belly and infected, Cat, 4 days and no I can’t get

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Injuried belly and infected
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Cat
JA: When did the cat injure their belly? Have you seen a vet yet?
Customer: 4 days and no I can’t get an appointment waiting for registration to go through
JA: Did the cat bleed at all from the injury?
Customer: not to sure there was dry blood now it’s got puss on it and looks like a hole in the side of her stomach
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Poppy and 4 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Poppy?
Customer: No she’s a healthy cat normally
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 10 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern.Is she lethargic or off her food?
Would a photo of the wound be possible please?
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She was off her food for 2 days and her water
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
File attached (QMGGGSP)
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 10 days ago.
Are her gums pink and wet?Can she be tempted to eat with e.g. chicken or fish?
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She had a glaze over her eyes , her gums are a wet and pink
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She’s only eating biscuits
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 10 days ago.
Thank you.It's good she's eating biscuits and that her gums are wet and pink.She seems to have an infection which may be due to a cat bite or foreign body.Ideally, we'd clean all pus out with salt water and then clean regularly twice daily.Use a buster collar to prevent licking if needed.Keep her indoors and allow her to rest, encouraging eating and drinking. I'd offer e.g warm chicken and fish mixed with warm water.She does need antibiotics which are prescribed by a vet in person. You'll need to keep calling around to find a clinic, which may mean travelling a little bit. Unfortunately most vets are currently over subscribed.
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 10 days ago.
Not at all.This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.