On Aug 8, 9:19 am, "buglady" wrote:
> "Billy" wrote in message
> > On Aug 6, 8:04 pm, Billy wrote:
> The next
> > > day, the area turned a pinkish/red color and grew to the size of a
> > > dime. The area is flat, not raised or depressed, but it was becoming
> > > bloody/crusty so I applied more peroxide on a q-tip
> ........as Matt said, don't keep using peroxide. Some don't use it at all,
> but I have nothing against using it once to clean up the wound.
> > > We will be bringin him to the Vet in a couple of days
> ........good. Anything developing this rapidly needs attention. I know
> you're scared about cancer as you've mentioned it several times, but cancer
> doesn't literally pop up overnight. If it's an infection that needs
> antibiotics, the longer you wait, the more it gets entrenched.
> ......please post back and let us know what the vet said.
> take out the dog before replying
This was a trauma wound likely caused by our other more agressive cat.
She cleaned the area with warm water on a cotton pad then applied one
of those funnel collars around his neck. She believes that he was
scratching or pawing at it thereby self-inflicting repetitive wounds
by re-opening the scabbed area. I was really concerned this was either
Basal Cell Carninoma or Squamous Cell Carninoma. His wound looked very
similar to the orange/white cats head pictures on the site to follow
below - just a smaller version of it but exactly in the same
vicitinity of the head. For those with cats with skin problems, a good
resource of all summarized possibilities is listed here:
***Lesson Learned:*** Do see a vet and dont try to self-diagnose, many
conditions similarly mimic others. >> Stay informed about: Please Help - 8 yr old Cat w/ Sore on Head