This silly boy is Louie, a 1-year-old domestic short hair kitty. Mr. Louie got into something, or fought with someone he shouldn't have, and got a nasty abscess. His mom brought him to the vet, where he was given antibiotics. The next day, his mom lost her job.
Unfortunately, the infection in his abscess was pretty gnarly, and it wasn't getting any better. His mom, is a single mom who is now only receiving child support, was concerned over Louie's welfare, and being able to bring him back to the vet. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Simply put, an abscess is basically a “pocket of pus” located somewhere in or on the body. Abscesses can be large or small and will frequently cause redness if it is visible under the skin. They typically form from a puncture wound that becomes infected and depending on the bacteria involved and how deep it is, an abscess can result. In some cases, an abscess will rupture, which may be quite foul-smelling and may cause some tissue destruction. Abscesses are usually painful for your cat and, if you don’t get them looked at by a vet, can lead to the development of serious and even life-threatening conditions. Be sure to take your cat to the vet if they display the following signs:
Louie’s mom says: "Louie is my baby. I found him in a box outside of my work and brought him home. He was very young and couldn't eat cat food when I found him. I hand fed him for two weeks and then weaned him. I didn't intend to keep him because he's a male and I have other pets, but he is so loving and such a character; I couldn't bring myself to re-home him. He's the only male cat I have ever had and he has fully won my heart. He and my daughter's pug are inseparable, and a neighbor pointed out that they are just like Milo and Otis! Our pug is going to be crushed his buddy won't be sleeping with him tonight."
After a night at the vet and more pain medication, Louie is on his way to feeling better. We're happy to report that his pug brother is going to have his cuddle buddy back.
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