Lilly DiCarlo was a stray kitten with some big problems when her owners found her roaming outside at around 8 weeks old. She had bite wounds on both of her back legs, undoubtedly from trying to run away from a fight. Her new family brought her in to All Pet Care after one of the wounds began to abscess. An abscess is a fluid and bacteria filled pocket found under the skin. Abscesses are painful, can cause fever, and if left untreated can rupture the skin where the abscess has formed.
For Lilly, the abscess was shaved, cleaned and flushed to get as much bacteria out as possible. Antibiotics were sent home for her family to give her, and a drain was placed in her leg in order to get any other fluid and bacteria out. She also had to wear an e-collar (cone collar) to keep her from hurting her legs further. The drain was removed 3 days later, and Lilly’s leg was beginning to look normal again.
Since then, Lilly has been spayed at All Pet Care Hospital, is loving her new home, and carries little toy balls all around her house. Her owner says that she is “just the sweetest cat,” and that she is doing very well after such a rough start.