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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I have no vet open or on call in my area my 6 yr old male cat

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I have no vet open or on call in my area my 6 yr old male cat got hurt a week ago and we thought he was getting better his left claw is twisted and foot very swollen and daring with strong Oder I have been putting peroxide on foot but he fights me so much and no he has drainage from eyes and respiratory sounds bad
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please clarify "daring". Was that supposed to be "draining"? If so, the paw if draining pus which indicates a bite wound abscess in the great majority of cases. This is addressed surgically by opening the abscess widely, debriding it of devitalized tissue, flushing it will an antimicrobial solution such as chlorhexidine, and then prescribing a systemic antibiotic. Topical peroxide isn't necessary and so fighting him to apply it can be avoided. An abscess shouldn't cause ocular drainage or respiratory sounds and so I suspect that there's a concomitant respiratory infection such as with feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) which can come out of a carrier state when a cat is stressed as he currently is. it would be best to have him attended to by a vet at your earliest convenience. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin