A bite-wound abscess forms when the body fails to clear germs and damaged tissue after a cat is bitten by another cat or any other animal. An abscess is painful and can cause fever and tiredness until the infection is cleared up, which typically requires antibiotics and possibly surgery, depending on the size and severity of the infection. Pus is a liquid collection of inflammatory cells, bacteria, and damaged tissue. An abscess can form in any part of the body and often results from bacterial infections in bite wounds, tooth roots, and anal glands. Bite wounds are especially predisposed to abscess formation due to the bacterial populations associated with dentition. Bite-wound abscesses, infections that develop just under the skin, are quite common in cats who have access to the outdoors.
A cat's anal glands naturally express a scent-marking liquid when they defecate or rub their hind end on the ground. When the duct inside the gland becomes inflamed or swollen, an impaction may occur that prevents the fluid from escaping. This can be painful for your cat and lead to further problems and infections. Assuming your cat has been examined by a vet, with no problems found with the anal sacs, you can help by manually expressing the anal sacs. It's not the most enjoyable experience for you or the cat, but it is necessary for your cat's health.
This secretion normally varies in consistency from thin liquid, to liquid with tiny chunks, to thick paste. They may also empty quickly if the pet suddenly contracts its anal sphincter when it is startled, frightened, or excited. Sometimes they will empty when the pet is deeply sleeping.
Early diagnosis and treatment is a leading factor in the likelihood of a full recovery. Signs of intestinal obstruction should be taken seriously and prompt veterinary treatment is strongly recommended. Intestinal obstruction is a common condition that occurs when the stomach or intestines are partially or completely blocked. The condition is generally very painful and the presence of objects in the intestines can reduce blood flow, which may ultimately lead to tissue necrosis.