Q. I believe he has an abscess, it's healing on its own, but he lick

Wed, Nov 30, 2022

It looks like it is healing
What are causes & treatment?

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Abscesses rarely shrink on their own. An abscess is a cyst formed by pus along with a bacterial infection. This requires antibiotic treatment along with surgical intervention. It is an instinctive behavior for cats to lick abscesses. Animals lick or bite the area when they are in pain. However, this may cause additional wounds or infections. It's possible that his abscess is healing on its own, but I recommend making an appointment with your veterinarian for proper treatment. thank you.