Signs of an Abscess

Does your cat show any of these symptoms? It may have an abscess, and it needs to see a veterinarian.

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1. Lethargy

2. Poor or absent appetite

3. Visible puncture wounds

4. Swelling or lump on skin

5. Limping (if bitten on a leg)

6. Pain or resentment when picked up or touched

7. Fever

8. Swollen lymph nodes
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stefanie    webster city, IA

4/14/2009 2:48:25 PM

my cat has a puncture wound on his left thigh from an unknown reason, and his fur on and around it has disappeared from him constant licking it. He is an Indoor cat. I dont know what to do besides using peroxide on it but he ends up licking it off. i cant afford to pay a vet to see him either. its been a week now and he's still bleeding from washing it so much. what should i do?

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