My Cat Was Bit By Another Cat
by Linda Owen
Picture of cleaned abscess (caused by cat fight) on head added by Michael (Admin) to illustrate page. The cat is Timmy.
My cat was bit by another cat and his foot is all swollen up and some bleeding. He is not walking on this foot today. We just noticed it yesterday and the vet is closed for the weekend.
I gave him a amoxicillin pill 250 mg and I have put a warm epson salts soak on it. I have it bandaged up right now. Is there anything i can do for him until Monday when the vet is in his office? Any advice would be welcome.
Thank you Linda
Hi Linda... You have treated for a bacterial infection (amoxicillin is an antibiotic) that caused an abscess, it seems, which in turn was caused by the bite.
That is almost certainly correct. It would seem that the abscess needs to be drained and cleaned but that task is best left to a veterinarian so there is little of nothing more that you can do as far as I am aware.
Any other ideas would be welcome.