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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I need help my cat has a really small hole on the side of

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I need help my cat has a really small hole on the side of his stomach with white and green fluids coming out
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Niklaus. You've described a ruptured abscess usually due to a bite wound. These need a vet's attention to be opened widely, flushed out with an antimicrobial solution such as chlorhexidine, debrided of devitalized tissue, and then either left open to drain or have a drain sewn into the wound. A systemic antibiotic is then prescribed for a minimum of 5 days. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.