Has your cat been in a fight with another cat? A cat’s claws and teeth are covered in bacteria, if they bite or scratch each other it’s very likely that an infection will develop. This very often leads to an abscess forming under the skin.
The most common areas for a cat to be bitten include:
- Top of the head
- Face and neck.
Cat bite abscesses cause pain, sometimes a high temperature and often make a cat feel very unwell. They usually respond quickly to veterinary treatment but can put a cat at risk of catching certain diseases.
Cat bites and scratches can also cause serious infections in people. Always seek medical advice from your doctor if you have been bitten or scratched by a cat.
Neutering is the best way to prevent fights and cat bite abscesses.