Hello, about seven months ago a kiteen (two months old) moved in with me (I have three other cats who seem to enjoy his company). Two days ago I think he might have gotten in a fight, because he had like a scratch on the top of his head and a swollen upper eye. I donÂ´t think I can take him to the vet because he doesnÂ´t let me hold him, and I donÂ´t want to risk making him stressed or running away. The swelling is getting worse,today it is so swollen it covers he whole eye. I donÂ´t think it is conjungtivitis because he doesnÂ´t have a red eye or matter, crusts, liquids coming out of it, inside the eye seems to be just fine, although he was sneezing a few days before that (not excesively though), he isnÂ´t sneezing anymore. I think it might be an abscess... I donÂ´t know what to do, my current vet is on a trip, another suggested I give him amoxicilin, or maybe some tranquilizer drops on his food so that he doses off and I can get him there, but we donÂ´t know his weight and it could be risky. How long could I wait to see if it heals on its own before I really must take action, and what could I do to make him more comfortable...
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11/26/08 at 1:53pm