I've got a problem... My cat has this horrrible infected sore on her neck and it seems to be getting worse... I've been treating it with peroxide and nothing is helping. I do not have the money for a vet bill at this time and I hate to see her suffer...Actually, she's ating okay as far as eating and stuff... I am afraid to touch her because I am pregnant or let my kids touch her because I don't know what it is on her neck... My Brother- in-law wants to shoot her to put her out of her misery but I totally objected to that. I know she needs to see a vet, but as I said before... Money is the big issue right now so any advice on what to do would be helpful. Thank You
I would try taking her to a humane society and seeing if they could help, sometimes they have compassion funds or something similiar and they will let you pay them in payments, and sometimes they will take the animal and fix it and put it up for adoption but that would require you to give it up. And also, if there is nothing that can be done, you can usually take them to shelters to be put to sleep humanely, rather than being shot. But just because she acts fine does not mean she is okay, you need to take her to the vet one way or another or put her down but don't just let her suffer.
Well, if the sore is infected your cat probably needs to be on antibiotics perscibed by a vet. If you wait any longer it will get worse. I would stop using the peroxide since it is not helping. I would just try to clean the sore with warm water and then use some neosporin. The neosporin works really well. I hope you can find a vet that can help you with payment plans becasue you really should take the cat in ASAP!
It sounds like your cat has an abcess. It needs to be drained and flushed. If you can get your husband to flush the wound with saline (eye care aisle at the drug store) You may be able to help her. If you want more details let me know. I am an emergency vet tech.
try bag balm. it comes in a green tin with a cow on it. its made for animals, so it dosent matter if they lick it off or not. but like every one said please take your cat to the vet. you can touch your cat if your pregnet, but you cant have any thing to do with the litter box. thats what my ob told me. both of them.
newfie, i don't remember who it was who said it, but human societies do sometimes have compassion funds...and so do some vets...also your local vet may work out a payment plain, like you pay a certian amount a week/month. i hope your cat gets better soon!
I agree it's sounds like an abcess. I used to work in a vet hospital, and the bad news is the longer you wait, the worse it will become (infected). Abcesses can be very very painful- your only choice is to go to a vet, if you want it to be treated properly and the cat will most likely need a course of antibiotics. The humane society was a good idea. ..... good luck!
Thank You everyone... I called all over town and found a vet that would take payments and we took her in... It was an infected wound... he gave her an antibiotic shot and gave us some ointment to put on it for a week... Then we have to give her a good warm bath and clean t out real good... He said she should be fine... The wound still looks terrible but not as bad as it was... He cut a chunk of skin out of it to get a closer look inside so it's even bigger now.... My Koda is one tough cookie... The total cost for this vet visit & meds was $29.00 This is more in my price range! I was so excited... I was expecting well into the 100's! I'm glad Idid'nt listen to my brother in law!!
my cat had the same prob and he was an inside house cat who got out one day only for a few hours came back home and a few days later i noticed a huge sore on his neck i didnt think anyhting about it untill he got REALLY SICK he wouldnt eat and he was just laying around so i ended up taking him to the vet when i got him there his temp was 107!!!!! (norm in cats 100) they kept him over night and it turned out that he had an abcess in his neck so if he doesnt get any better i would say u need to take him to a vet abcesses can be danguerous if that is what your cat has hope this helps some!! :) keep me posted