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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Cat is limping ,not crying out, eating an drinking but fore

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Cat is limping ,not crying out, eating an drinking but fore leg is quite swollen
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
If Keegan can associate with other cats outside or has an antagonistic relationship with one of your other cats, that swelling most often indicates a bite wound cellulitis (inflammation of tissue) or abscess which is addressed with a systemic antibiotic and perhaps surgical debridement and flushing with an antimicrobial solution. This isn't something to manage at home. Please have Keegan's vet take a look at that leg. The earlier an antibiotic is on board, the less likely surgical intervention will be necessary. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.