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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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My little cat got into a fight with a guest cat and now has

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my little cat got into a fight with a guest cat and now has a big red spot on her neck it looks like it is oozing but is cleaned every day by our other cat should I wait for it to heal or take her in?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
You'll need to have that abscess opened widely, flushed with an antimicrobial solution such as chlorhexidine, debrided - devitalized tissue removed if necessary, left open to facilitate drainage, and a systemic antibiotic prescribed. Once these bite wounds abscess conservative treatment fails. Anesthesia might be necessary depending upon the extent of the wound. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.