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Poor Jacks face!

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Mardy has been attacking the other cats like crazy. She plays like a savage. Her and Jack wrestle and wrestle for hours. Yesterday I was doing laundry when I heard a cat screeching in pain so I ran to the livingroom and there was Mardy with her claw hooked in the end of Jacks nose. Jack has running backwards dragging Mardy with her. I grabbed them both and removed the claw from Jacks face. It was really stuck in there! So now Jack has a big swollen scab on the end of her nose. She was not happy about me poking at it but I needed to get a better look because it was really swollen and weepy. She is fine though and it looks worse than it actually is.
post #2 of 9
Poor Jack! Ouch!!!
Is he tattooed on his ear?
post #3 of 9
You have to be extremely careful with a cat puncture wound. Cats claws tend to carry a lot of bacteria and can cause a serious infection. Because you said it is weepy is a concern. An abcess can easily develop needing immediate vet care. Your really kitty needs to be seen by a vet.
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You have to be extremely careful with a cat puncture wound. Cats claws tend to carry a lot of bacteria and can cause a serious infection. Because you said it is weepy is a concern. An abcess can easily develop needing immediate vet care. Your really kitty needs to be seen by a vet.
Ditto on that. I am a maniac about cleaning any cat scratches I get for that very reason.
post #5 of 9
Oh, what a poor baby. I hope her nose feels better soon
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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
You have to be extremely careful with a cat puncture wound. Cats claws tend to carry a lot of bacteria and can cause a serious infection. Because you said it is weepy is a concern. An abcess can easily develop needing immediate vet care. Your really kitty needs to be seen by a vet.
Also going to ditto that - kitty at the shelter here was scratched on the nose by her brother & developed a very nasty abcess that required surgery very rapidly. Looked alot like that I think, too, intially.
post #7 of 9
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She doesn't need to see a vet for that. I was vet tech and already picked up antibiotic ointment from my vet and have been flushing the area and cleaning it daily. My vet knows that I am on top of spotting and treating cat scratch wounds because that always seemed to be what we got at the clinic seeing as all the strays we got were fighting farm cats. When it started weeping in the first day after I had cleaned it I went and got antibiotics the next morning. Now all the swelling is gone and the wound has dried up and the scab fell off leaving a nice clean dry reddish pink dot underneath. I poke around it often to check for heat and swelling which would indicate a deep infection that is going to abcess. I asked my vet if I should bring her just in case and her response was "why, what am I going to tell you that you don't already know?". She's right though I am insanely obsessive about cleaning, treating and checking wounds. My old cat Cougar used to fight and get abcesses all the time and it got to the point that the vet just gave me everything I needed to flush, and clean the abcesses at home, because we were there so much.

Thanks for everyones concern though. The scratch looks much better today. It's almost healed over already and any redness around the actual scratch is completely gone.
post #8 of 9
I am amazed really. She swelled, was weepy, scabbed over and the scab fell off, all in 24 hours? You posted saying this just happened yesterday.
post #9 of 9
Oh no, the poor baby, I hope he gets better real soon, that is a tender area, so it must hurt
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