Poor Chris

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  1. TheBip

    TheBip Young Pine

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    Today I had to take Christopher to the vet, cause he had and open wound on his side :( I took him to a nearby Emergancy clinic cause no regular vets were open (what, do they think pets dont get sick/hurt on Sunday?), and while they were shaving/cleaning it, they discovered another one! The vet said that they looked to be a few days old and that they were healing well. He also said they were abcesses (sp?) that had opened. They gave me some Amoxicillan to give him.

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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Ouch Bip! Any idea how it happened?
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    He must have been playing with another cat lots of times when another cat scratches ar bite another it can cause abseses.They can be really bad when they break open like that.
     
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    Hes an indoor/outdoor cat, so he might've gotten in a scuffle (hes neutered, btw :) ) Earlier I had to change my shirt because some of the pus got on it o_O *ewww*

    His sister Babycat (we dont have her anymore :( ) got a really bad wound once in her chest. We figured shed been bitten because there was a little hole, surrounded by a furless area. It smelled really bad so we took her to the vet. They opened it, let it drain, then sewed her back up. We even had pictures of the procedure (dunno where they are).
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Poor Chris he certainly looks the worse for wear at the moment. :( Let's hope those antibiotics do the trick and that the wounds heal quickly.
     
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    Polly Thumb Gardener

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    Looks a lot like our Hard Hat a few weeks ago. He got into a fight in the garage with another of our cats, Longfellow. Hard Hat had to go to the vet to get the wounds cleaned and was put on antibiotics for several days. He's all healed now and the fur is growing back in so he is starteing to look more normal again.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Poor kitty! I'm sure he'll be as good as new in no time.
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    AWWWWW!!!! Poor Chris, I am glad he is doing ok and it was not too serious. Is he good for his meds.
     
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    OHHHHHHHHH!!!! That looks sore poor kitty. My cat got a large abscises on her face. Called the vet for next morning appointment. By then it had opened. The vet said that was the best thing that could have happened or he would have had to do it. She was bite by a spider he said. Come to find out we had and have still black widows on the porch. She doesn't mess with them anymore and I kill them and the eggs when I find them. I think that's the only living thing I kill and don't mind it.
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    Poor Kitty! My office cat, Missy Mama, had an abscess right before Christmas. The vet had to put a drain in it so guess what I got for Christmas? A $161 dollar vet bill! Oh well, she's fine now! I think the worst part of her ordeal was she had to wear a cone around her head for a week :(
    I hope he heals fast!
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    Awww poor Chis...Hope he gets well soon!!
     
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    My bill was $179 o_O *sigh* Guess I really do need a second job ^_^
    Probably wouldve have been cheaper if Id waited till today to take him to a regular vet... or maybe not *sigh*
     
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    glad he will be ok
     

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