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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Red swellings - Allergies or ?

Cazzie has had a red swelling on his right leg for about two weeks. I first thought it was a tick bite, since it seemed to have a little pus-y center. But now it's growing and the pus head is much bigger. He was at the vets last week for his regular shots and the vet said to keep an eye on it. I tried neosporin at the vet's suggestion, then I put aloe lotion and then peroxide on it but nothing seems to help. Now he has begun worrying his left foot and the pad is red and swollen. I am wondering if this could be allergies? Neither swelling sems to really bother him. I have an appointment Sat. morning with the vet. Do these symptoms seem familiar to anyone?

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Suzy, I don't have any answers but just wanted to wish you good luck at the vet's and I pray that Cazzie's pads and leg are back to normal at the earliest. Good luck!

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Sue~ Maybe it's a bug bite that's gotten infected?

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Sue~ Maybe it's a bug bite that's gotten infected?
Sue, doesn't sound like an allergy to me. My guess would be the same as Leslie's. In any case, good luck. I'll make sure Tess is sending good thoughts Cazzie's way.

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Oh gee - that doesn't sound like an allergy unless Cazie was really biting at it and caused a sore. Wish your vet could see you before Saturday - but you probably work and that's the only time you can get in. Good luck and hugs.


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My guess would be a bite or scratch that's now infected. My daughter's cat has had similar things...look like a swelling with pus and a hole in the center. Since Cazzie is now chewing the foot I would think it's progressing and needs meds.
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Here's a get well kiss for Cazzie from Roxie.
I don't have any advice for you but wanted to send the little guy some get well wishes. Hope the vet can help you and him quickly.

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I hope the vet can kiss Cazzie's booboo with something and she will heal quickly.


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The swelling on the leg does not only have pus in the center but little pus swellings, like pinpricks, around the edges. I looked very closely at his paw and it has the little pinprick "pusballs" too. I am afraid he has a staph infection. I had a feeling about this, having seen this once before, years ago. I know it's dangerous to diagnose on your own, but have looked at some web sites with photos...Oh me oh my, I'm just afraid it's staph.

I can't get him in until Sat. morning but I am going to call tomorrow morning just in case.

Thanks for your good thoughts and I'm sure Cazzie thanks you too!

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Sue, I hate to say it but staph infection was my first thought too as I started reading your recent post. (Actually it sounds like what I had a few months ago.) The good news is they should be able to give him an antibiotic to treat it, if that's what it is.
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