We noticed our male cat Simba has a swollen paw on Saturday afternoon. I was finally able to get him into the vet this morning since they were closed for the holiday's all weekend. Poor thing has an abscess (which I suspected). The vet was able to drain it for him, soak it for a bit, and then wrapped it to keep it from getting all over the place as it continues to drain. He is on pain meds (to help with any pain from having to have it drained) and an antibiotic. Im not too worried right now since his foot is wrapped but it only needs to stay on for 24 hours and then come off. Im worried about what happens after that, and keeping the area clean (which seems impossible since its on the bottom of his paw). She suggested using newspaper for a catbox to cut down on bacteria but I know for a fact he wont go for it (8 years old and does not like change).
Does anyone have any tips or tricks for me? He is a house cat as it i so the vet was surprised he even got an abscess in the first place since its not as common. So he wont be going outside anyways (as he never has).