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8wk Kitten w/large swollen sore

June 4th, 2006, 03:59 PM
I just got my new kitten, which was absolutely covered by fleas. i gave her a bath with original dawn dishwashing liquid (advice from pet store) and it was fine. well when i was washing her, i saw a small dime size sore at the middle of her neck, i put some antibiotic and it was fine. i just got home from a 2 day trip and the sore is now the size of a half dollar. there is no open wound, just a large very red sore. the hair around it has also fallen out. could it be an allergic reaction, or her scratching and biting has caused it to grow? any ideas or do i need to go to the expensive vet?

June 4th, 2006, 04:55 PM
You absolutely need to go to the vet, since you have no idea what's causing the growth of this sore and the vet will know how to treat it. Most vet's will work with you on payment plans in the event you don't have the cash up front. Ask about this option, since your kitten needs it's shots anyway as well as a full check up beyond this issue. Good luck