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Oh no! Poor kitten! I am Dr. Kane, and I will do my best to assist you with your pet today. Please give me a moment to type up a response to your concerns. In the meantime- please take a moment to relay the following:
OK, got it. Any chance you can upload a photo of the eye socket here for me?
I can continue helping you here, but I'm sorry that i am not set up for phone calls.
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OK, great. Are you able to upload a photo? If not, that is OK.
The odor is likely due to infection. Unfortunately, there is also the possibility of maggots in the wound, because flies are attracted to wounds and lay eggs, which turn into maggot larvae.
You can use eye wash (saline only) to flush out the area, and then apply a warm washcloth (clean cloth soaked with hot water and wrung out) to the area for 5 minutes. Continue to offer food and water- you can warm the food slightly (not too hot) to encourage her to eat.
This wound will need to be addressed in the morning- where the wound can be properly cleaned, antibiotics administered, and sutures placed if needed.
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