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buttercup
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The cats just come in, had his dinner & acting as normal. Does his usual & jumps up on the bed & settles down to sleep, its then i notice something stuck to his head, he's no fan of being cleaned so i wrap him up in a towel & proceed to clean the area with just water, as i'm now close to the area i notice it smells foul. He lets it get cleaned & its then i notice the hole, its not that big really but there is one, no blood. Now the vet is closed on Sunday & will only come out for emergency of which i doubt this is, however i am worried & will take him in the morning when they open, in the meantime he's acting as if nothing has happened, anyone ever had a similar situation with their cat? Is it likely to be an infection? No pus has come out of it since i cleaned it half an hour ago.
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buttercup;670309 wrote: The cats just come in, had his dinner & acting as normal. Does his usual & jumps up on the bed & settles down to sleep, its then i notice something stuck to his head, he's no fan of being cleaned so i wrap him up in a towel & proceed to clean the area with just water, as i'm now close to the area i notice it smells foul. He lets it get cleaned & its then i notice the hole, its not that big really but there is one, no blood. Now the vet is closed on Sunday & will only come out for emergency of which i doubt this is, however i am worried & will take him in the morning when they open, in the meantime he's acting as if nothing has happened, anyone ever had a similar situation with their cat? Is it likely to be an infection? No pus has come out of it since i cleaned it half an hour ago.



Buttercup I have 2 cats and they quite often get into scraps.

Try not to worry too much hun - I'm sure he'll be fine and dandy.

Just keep the area clean for now;)
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You said HOLE. Not scrape or tear but hole. I had the identical experience years ago with my beloved cat Allie. Her wound was a gunshot. She was shot for visiting someones garden. Could it be a bebe gun shot hole? If she isnt in pain, it musnt be very deep. Allie was in great pain
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Could be an abcess, the vet will tell you tomorrow what it is. You cleaned it out, and kitty isn't fussing. It doesn't sound too bad.
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Youngest daughter came home, got hysterical to the stage i had to call out the emergency vet just to calm her down.

He got a couple of anti biotic shots, just standard cat fights stuff, the way my daughter reacted you'd have thought he was going to die at any second :rolleyes:

Animals get legs ripped off in the wild & survive, apparently our cat cant have a gash & survive (note no blood even)
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glad your cat is alright bc...:)

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