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I think my cat has a popped abscess on his side. (I do NOT have a vet, so dont tell me to go to it!) What do I do? How do I clean it?

My cat (I think about 1 - 2 years old, I dont know. It was a stray) But he has a hole (a little smaller than a golf ball) on his side. You can see his organs. I cant take him to a vet. What do I do? Is he going to die? The hole has only appeared here today.
I DO NOT HAVE A VET

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If you have a cat, you need a vet. They need vaccinations physicals and in your case, emergency care!

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bandaged it up ! get it to or call the pound !

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yeah 10 - 4 though if they could see its guts - it was probably to far gone !
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Sorry, but this is not something you can handle on your own. I had a similar experience with a cat; all of a sudden, there was a hole about the size of a dime in her side. The vet said she probably scratched herself on a nail or something while she was outside (an inside cat but she escaped when the door was open), developed an abscess, which finally burst. A hole much smaller than the one your cat has still required a few stitches and a course of antibiotics. You really need to establish an relationship with a vet immediately. This is too large of a wound to heal without medical attention.

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If it is a popped abscess them it's needs to be cleaned out. Use peroxide or alcohol then an antibiotic ointment and cover it up so the cat will not lick that stuff off. If it is as deep as it sounds you really dont have a choice you need to get the animal to a vet. It will need stitches and antibiotics to fight off infection. With out medical help the cat might not make it, so you should start contacting rescue groups and see if they can help with getting the cat seen by a vet and then finding a home for it afterwards. (If you can't provide an animal with proper care, such as a vet, then the best thing you can do is finding a home for it with some one who can.)

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Do NOT put alcohol on it!!
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I agree no aclcohol
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Good to know. Thanks!
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mo peroxide either, hibiscrub oe cooled boiled salt water, alcohol and peroxide will burn and be acutely painful!!
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This does not sound like a popped abscess if u can see organs.
Get it to a vet or take it to someone who can !!!!!

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Wtf you need to take your cat to the vet. Animals cost if you want one. Or give it to the ASPCA if you can't or your cat is suffering!!



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Do NOT use alcohol or peroxide on your cat - some are allergic to peroxide, and alcohol stings so bad your cat will probably tear you a new one. Just trim the hair around it, flush it with water and put some neosporin / antibiotic ointment on it. If you can, cover it as well.

Only do this if it's a superficial abscess. If it's deep you must take your cat to a vet. There are a lot of low cost clinics around. They may donate their services if you qualify.

Keep it clean and flush / reapply ointment every day. If there is ANY sign it is getting worse, if you love your pet you'll take it in to a Vet.

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Give your cat away if you can provide good health for it

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Whatever happened with this? I know it may be a long time since original post but need to know what happened.

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