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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.
I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Stormzy.
Does he go outside?
Has he been neutered?
Ok, thank you.
Uncastrated males who go outside are much more prone to cat bites and injuries.
This is likely what is going on here.
Is he off his food or lethargic?
Would a photo of his face be possible please?
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In the photo, we can see skin inflammation, punctures and pus. This confirms a bacterial infection. The most likely cause would be a cat bite, but there are other considerations.
As the eye is bloody, we'd worry about a corneal ulcer (scratch on the eye) which can affect vision if not promptly treated.
It is important Stormzy sees a vet so we can clean and examine the lesions. He will likely be issued some antibiotics and anti inflammatories.
At home, protect the skin with a buster collar and bathe the lesions with cotton wool and salt water. While he has the collar on, he must stay inside.
It is strongly recommended any outdoor male is neutered. This will ensure less accidents and fights. It also prevents feral kittens being produced and means he would not longer be at risk of feline sexually transmitted diseases such as FeLV and Feline Aids. Your vet should be able to schedule this shortly if you are happy to go ahead with it.
Not at all and please do let me know if there is anything else.
Wishing Stormzy all the very best,
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