Q. We just now notice a sore on the back of our babies head, it had pus coming out, he allowed me to clean it, how often should I clean it,
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. This could be an abscess, and while you can clean it as often as every 2 - 4 hours that may not be sufficient to get the lesion to completely heal. Many times puncture wounds in cats, especially if they are the result of cat bites, contain deep-seated pockets of infection, and they need to be opened, flushed, and drained, then the cat needs antibiotics and pain medications. I'd encourage you to take your cat to the vet so that the wound can be evaluated and treated properly.