Cat Is Scratching a Wound on His Cheek

My cat had a swollen cheek yesterday and now this morning he scratched that area and it's been bleeding. It's Xmas day so the vet is closed what do you think it is? The week before he came back with a cut on his cheek and his eye was swollen. His eye is healing now, but it's just his cheek. :(
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December 26, 20191 found this helpful

If he is an outdoor cat, he could have gotten in a fight with another cat. If you dont want this, consider keeping him inside.

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December 26, 20191 found this helpful

Ouchies. Please have this sweetie checked out by the vet as soon as possible. It looks like there is an infection starting there and if his eye was scratched, left untreated that could lead to blindness.

If he is an indoor cat, maybe his nails need trimmed or he caught himself on something sharp--like a cabinet corner. Check around the house for sharp objects in the kit zone.

If he is an outdoor cat, you may want to transition him to being an indoor cat to prevent this...which could have been caused by another cat or getting caught on a fence or other sharp object.

Please post back with an update. Prayers for healing!

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December 27, 20191 found this helpful

I took him to the vet today and they said he must have gotten into a fight and now the wound has turned into an abscess! So the vet gave him an antibiotic injection and he should recover in a few days! Thank you for your concern!!!

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December 27, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks for the update! Wishing your sweet kit a full and speedy recovery. Prayers continue. Take care!

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December 26, 20191 found this helpful

It appears the cat was in a fight with another cat and it has scratched your cat. This can be dangerous to the cat and if the area is swollen it could be infected.

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You can try to use some water on a wet rag to wash this area. You will need to see a vet to get the area cleaned and a cream to put on this. I would do this as soon as your vet opens up again.

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December 28, 20190 found this helpful

Be careful of infection,ask vet what you can do!

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