Cat

Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Cat
This answer was rated:

Open Soars at the base of the cats tail. They are deep wells,

Open Soars at the base...
Open Soars at the base of the cats tail. They are deep wells, very red, bloody inside. If I can attach a picture I will. Cat keeps licking them.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cat Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
6/30/2013
petdrz
petdrz, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 7,497
Experience: Over 30 years of experience in caring for dogs and cats.
Verified
Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you and Buster today. I am a veterinarian with over 25 years experience and would be happy work with you but need a bit more information in order to better assist you, if you don't mind.

Did these soars appear quickly on Buster? Is the area swollen at all?

Is Buster an indoor only cat or is he allowed outdoors as well?

Have you seen fleas on him? Do you use a flea prevention type product at all?

Thanks and I will respond further after you reply. There may be a slight delay while I formulate and type a thorough response.

Ask Your Own Cat Question
Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Test

Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Buster is an Indoor/Outdoor Cat.


Can't say how long it took to appear. We noticed them yesterday. No fleas on him. We use Frontline or equiv liquid medicine.


 

Customer reply replied 4 years ago

I have good pictures but the site won't allow me to add them Says I don't have permission.


 


Picture

To attach a picture, look in the toolbar and click on the paperclip.
Ask Your Own Cat Question
Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Yes I click the paperclip browse to the pic , it uploads then when I click reply to expert it tells me I don't have permission.

Customer reply replied 4 years ago

 


Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://www.justanswer.com/pet-cat/7ui4y-open-soars-base-cats-tail-deep-wells.html" on this server.


Reference #18.477090c6.1372632512.3f9e14b

Here is another option:

Go to imgur.com

It's free, and all you need to do is go to the site and:

1. click the "Computer" button

2. double click the image on your computer

3. click "start upload"

Then just copy/paste the new link in the browser window and you can immediately supply your Expert with your pictures by posting the link to your question page.

Ask Your Own Cat Question
Customer reply replied 4 years ago

http://imgur.com/0nWb5hW


 


http://imgur.com/UX9CBwP


 


 

Customer reply replied 4 years ago

http://imgur.com/NF1QDR3


 

Ok, got them. Give me a few minutes to type a reply.
Ask Your Own Cat Question
Those definitely look like bite wounds. When a bite occurs, the puncture allows bacteria to penetrate down deep into the tissue and the original puncture will often seal over. That bacteria festers and forms an abscess and the pus has to find a way out so it will form those deep tracks that you are seeing and the open up the overlying skin.

It is good that it is now open, but there is a large amount of infected tissue there and Buster really needs to be on oral antibiotics to help this heal. I would get him to a veterinarian as soon as possible so that this can start to heal and not infect more tissue since there is not much in that area to lose.

I hope this is helpful. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done. Thank you for allowing me to assist you.

Dr Z

petdrz
petdrz, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 7,497
Experience: Over 30 years of experience in caring for dogs and cats.
Verified
petdrz and 87 other Cat Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Thank you so much.


I really appreciate your time and expertise.


He will be at the vet tomorrow AM.

Thank you kindly for the positive rating and the bonus. It is truly appreciated.

Good luck with Buster and I hope he is all healed up soon!

Thank you for allowing me to assist you.
Ask Your Own Cat Question
Ask petdrz Your Own Question
petdrz
petdrz
petdrz, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 7,497
7,497 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 30 years of experience in caring for dogs and cats.

petdrz is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

The response from the Expert literally saved my cat's life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart -- I will recommend all of my friends to you!!!

LuciaRincon, Georgia

I will use your service again. I was very pleased with the response and the fact that you have a low cost option so that those of us on fixed income can have questions answered. I will also recommend you to others.

KarenJackson Heights, NY

You helped us to come to what we believe is a better next step in Jack's treatment, and hopefully have saved us $800!! Thanks again!

Jack's MomTuscon, AZ

The vet said that the information and my following it will be what made the difference. Thanks again for being so very helpful.

TracyGrayson, LA

My oldest male cat had a seizure this evening. This site was the first place I could think of to go after the seizure had passed. Dr. Lucy was fantastic and she was spot on!

DebbieUSA

I must tell you I found this site by accident and was amazed when I asked a question of the Veteranians online. I wish I could have found it sooner it could have made such a difference in the outcome of my pet's surgery. However, I am passing along the information to my sister-in-law (a cat-rescue person who is also a nurse), and perhaps it will help someone else who may experience the same problem. The doctor who answered my question was amazing, and while it didn't come it time to change the outcome of my situation, it is reassuring to know the caliber of Vets/Doctors that you have at JustAnswer. Thank you for being there.

Alice H.Jacksonville, Fl.

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Terri

Terri

Feline Healthcare Expert

21,715 satisfied customers

Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Cat Veterinarian

997 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Cher

Cher

Feline Specialist

11,105 satisfied customers

Feline Healthcare & Behavior Specialist 40+ years Experience

Lori

Lori

Feline Healthcare

3,326 satisfied customers

16 yrs health care mgmt & issues relating to cats, reproductive issues and multicat environments

Micki

Micki

Expert in cat behavior and health

3,153 satisfied customers

Expert in cat medical and behavior issues.

Candy R.

Candy R.

Veterinary Technician

3,151 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for your Pet

2,125 satisfied customers

19+ years in animal medicine as a veterinary technician

< Previous | Next >

Related Cat Questions
She is tilting her head to the left and I'm a bit worried.
She is tilting her head to the left and I'm a bit worried. Took to vets yesterday and they said it's most likely meningitis so have gave her an antibiotic But they were worried it could be neurologica… read more
Terri
Terri
Feline Healthcare Expert
Private
21,715 satisfied customers
My roommate has a male cat that is scared of strangers and
Hi! My roommate has a male cat that is scared of strangers and pees on the couch … read more
Cher
Cher
Feline Specialist
Masters Degree
11,105 satisfied customers
My 10 month old male cat is acting strange. The other day he
My 10 month old male cat is acting strange. The other day he all of a sudden became skittish and scared of my husband and I. He is eating and drinking fine. But he is spending more time outside than i… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,384 satisfied customers
He is bathing continuously causing a few sores, and
He is bathing continuously causing a few sores, and scratches a lot causing some scabs. Vet didn't find anything. I wondered about mites now. I did get a calming diffuser, but don't think it is stress… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,049 satisfied customers
I have a boy and a girl cat. The boy cat is bossy to the
The boy cat is bossy to the girl. I keep hard food out all the time and she is afraid to get it. I give her some soft every day in the bedroom … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,176 satisfied customers
My cat had some sort of an episode about thirty minutes ago.
Hello! My cat had some sort of an episode about thirty minutes ago. She went limp and rolled off my lap. I caught her but she was motionless with her legs tucked under her torso and was staring. I tho… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
1 satisfied customers
His pee is dark yellow and he is peeing on rugs. He is
his pee is dark yellow and he is peeing on rugs. He is sleeping a lot and drinking a lot of water. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,453 satisfied customers
My cat my have eaten a 25mg benedryl. He is 22 lbs. He has
My cat my have eaten a 25mg benedryl. He is 22 lbs. He has vomited and is acting very agitated. He has also had some anxiety issues, he is overgrooming. Will this make his anxiety worse? He is breathi… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
I have a 13.7 year old neutered male shorthair tuxedo cat.
I have a 13.7 year old neutered male shorthair tuxedo cat. He has always liked to be the dominant cat around our house. He is an indoor outdoor cat. He likes to bird also. We try very hard to bring hi… read more
Terri
Terri
Feline Healthcare Expert
Private
21,715 satisfied customers
I have a male cat that has been fixed he is 12 years old..he
i have a male cat that has been fixed he is 12 years old..he eats fine he weighsabout 10 pounds..never had any issues except last year had his teeth cleaned and she siad he has a few teeth that look b… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,176 satisfied customers
She sneezed and it seemed like wetness came from her nose
She sneezed and it seemed like wetness came from her nose but she still wants to eat … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
He isn't eating or drinking and gags at food. This started
he isn't eating or drinking and gags at food. This started after a cat fight. Vet checked him out no blood work. Said nothing wrong. … read more
Terri
Terri
Feline Healthcare Expert
Private
21,715 satisfied customers
My cat stopped eating and was vomiting Tuesday night, we
My cat stopped eating and was vomiting Tuesday night, we rushed her into the vets and they did some blood work. Her alt came back at 822. They gave her denamarin … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,453 satisfied customers
My chook has a red swelling in her bottom. It is a chicken.
My chook has a red swelling in her bottom. JA: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about? Customer: Thanks, ***** ***** a chicken JA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Where is the cheapest vet in or near 90025 to have my 25
where is the cheapest vet in or near 90025 to have my 25 year old PLUS cat put to sleep / 100.00 is more than I have/ ************@*****.***/or my landline phone ***-******* /please help me she has be… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,176 satisfied customers
My almost 4 month old kitten fell off of our stairs, so she
My almost 4 month old kitten fell off of our stairs, so she fell 2 stories. Her nose is bleeding and swelling … read more
Joan
Joan
Private
355 satisfied customers
My 5 year old girl cat cannot seem to clean herself. last
hi, my 5 year old girl cat cannot seem to clean herself. last year the vet said its common for fat cats. the reccommended I get an electric shaver and remove hair from her rear area for hygiene purposes. I bought the shaver but she wont allow this and i live alone so i cant do it by myself. I have tried to clean with wipes but this is sooooo difficult. Now she smells like a urinal and i know this cant be healthy. Please help. … read more
Terri
Terri
Feline Healthcare Expert
Private
21,715 satisfied customers
Has nasal pharyngeal polyp and I live in Laurel MD. I need
Has nasal pharyngeal polyp and I live in Laurel MD. I need to find a doctor that can do that procedure and s ventral bulla osteotomy si it doesn't come back. How much does this run? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x