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When to see a vet for cat sores?

When to see a vet for cat sores?

Anytime cat sores are spotted, especially those that appear to be irritating to the cat, it’s recommended to seek treatment immediately. If bacterial infections are affecting the cat’s skin, weeks of antibiotic treatment may be necessary, and this is in addition to any treatment needed for the initial cause of the sores.

What do you give a cat for skin sores?

After a week or so, the cat had several new sores on his head and face. Then, the vet prescribed Itraconazole (Sporanox). It’s internal medicine and also used to treat people (but at much higher dosage than with cats). We had to give it to the cat for two weeks with one-week break after the first week.

Why does my cat have so many sores?

For many cat owners, cat abscesses, and sores can be a serious concern, and more often than not, an ongoing problem. For the majority of cats that get abscesses, or sores, it is generally more prevalent in the spring. The main reason, for this is due to cats being allowed outside during the warmer weather, and getting into fights with other cats.

How often should you give a cat an injection for a sore?

Injections are given every two weeks till the sores completely subside. Sometimes sores are also treated with hormone treatments which can have serious side effects. Hormonal treatment should be done only under the strict guidance of a veterinarian. To prevent the infection from spreading, you can wash the area with warm water and medicated soap.

Why does my cat have so many sores on his face?

Sometimes, they’re the result of skin disease. However, skin sores on cats can also be a sign of internal ailments, like liver disease, or autoimmune disorders like lupus. Skin sores and lesions in cats are also often the result of parasitic infestation, bacterial or fungal infection, or even cancer.

After a week or so, the cat had several new sores on his head and face. Then, the vet prescribed Itraconazole (Sporanox). It’s internal medicine and also used to treat people (but at much higher dosage than with cats). We had to give it to the cat for two weeks with one-week break after the first week.

Injections are given every two weeks till the sores completely subside. Sometimes sores are also treated with hormone treatments which can have serious side effects. Hormonal treatment should be done only under the strict guidance of a veterinarian. To prevent the infection from spreading, you can wash the area with warm water and medicated soap.

How long should a cat be on antibiotics for skin sores?

Cats with skin sores are prone to secondary infection, so your cat may need antibiotics even if the cause of his skin sores isn’t a bacterial infection. Your cat may need to remain on antibiotics for up to 4 months, depending on the severity of the infection.