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Cat bite abscesses Owner Factsheet

If you notice small lumps or swellings when stroking or brushing your cat do not be unduly alarmed. There are many possible causes: growths, cancers, infections, allergic reactions to flea bites or foreign bodies such as thorns or airgun pellets. Occasionally your cat may pick up ticks that swell up as they feed on cat's blood and can easily be mistaken for a skin lump. However, the most likely cause of a lump in your cat is an abscess.

What is an abscess?

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How do I know if my cat has an abscess?

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Will my cat get an abscess?

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How do I know if my cat has been fighting?

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How can bite wounds be treated?

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Can I stop my cat fighting?

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