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My pit mix had a fight with a cat, which was horrific

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My pit bull mix had a fight with a cat, which was horrific because he shook the cat to his death now his neck is swollen and he's eating very little food
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Marley he's 4yrs.old
JA: How old is Marley?
Customer: 4yrs.old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Marley?
Customer: Besides not minding sometimes..no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 4 months ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help with Marley today.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 4 months ago.

Did Marley have any obvious wounds to his neck? Bites or scratches?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I don't see any
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 4 months ago.

Does the swelling seem hot or painful? Any discharge from it?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The swelling seems painful,I don't see any discharge he's not active like before
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 4 months ago.

Has he shown any signs of vomiting?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No not eating very much, but drinking plenty of water
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 4 months ago.

Are you able to take a picture of the swelling? Does he seem to be having any trouble swallowing?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'm not at home ,but will take a picture later, I gave him a milk bone earlier and he ate without any problems
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 4 months ago.

I`m just a little concerned he may have an abscess on his neck causing the swelling. This could result from a cat bite and could be making him uncomfortable and feel unwell. If this is the case it is likely to need antibiotic treatment.