cat bite abscess on black cat at Ashfield house showing stages of being treated and drained

“Aggressive responses seen in pet cats are closely related to the natural behaviour of the species and are a normal part of predation, play and social conflict”

For more advice about fighting in cats see aggression between cats.

This cat came to us with a swelling on his upper thigh region, which was diagnosed as a cat bite abscess. We clipped the region and our vet David used a scalpel blade to cut open the skin.

We then cleaned out the pus, flushed the wound and started a course of antibiotics. We are pleased to report the wound healed very nicely! We have a separate section of our new hospital in Long Eaton for these procedures – away from our sterile operating theatres.

If you notice a swelling on your cat, or if your cat appears unwell please phone us on 0115 972 7050 to book an appointment. Cat fights are extremely common at this time of the year in spring when cats are roaming more and expanding their territories with the warmer weather; and females are more attractive to any roaming Toms at this time too as they come into season.

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