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My poor 12 year old cat....he must have gotten bit or something...I noticed his face looked swollen and upon further inspection he had an infection in his upper cheek. My daughter and I were able to lance and drain it.....he didn't like that much :( but then I cleaned it with peroxide. I started him on Tylan 200 at 1/2 cc ...he weighs 12 lbs.I gave this IM in the spot the vets always use between the shoulders. I plan on doing twice a day for three days and go from there...

Any suggestions on duration? No offense to anyone but I do not need to hear...go to the vet....I cannot, so I do what I can myself.

Thanks for any suggestions!
 

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Sounds like either a sinus infection or tooth abcess. Tooth abcess, the tooth will need to be pulled and cleaned out. Sinus infection, unfortunately, cats, especially older cats are incredibly difficult to treat for due to the way their sinuses are built, antibiotics don't penetrate the area well. For 12, the tooth infection isn't a big deal, if the tooth is removed. Sinus infection can be a killer, dealt with that in a 16 yr old and unfortunately, we did loss him to that. Otherwise, you are doing what you need to be doing.
 

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I need to live closer to you! I don't do well on things like lancing, etc. You would most likely be cheaper than the vet.:lol: Although my vet is super and very reasonably priced...and he laughs at me all the time.
Lol...I hate it but I have to do it...my daughter was holding him and gagging at the idea of it and the smell... :sick:
 

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Personally, 10 - 14 days, twice a day. If it is a bite, there are a lot of extra germs in those kinds of wounds. We don't need to treat a lot of them, but if they need to be treated, treat the daylight out of it, so it heals.
 

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i don't have anything to add except that the title of the thread made me laugh! (i was picturing you dressed up as a knight....impaling your cat with a lance, medieval style!). lol

wishing your cat a speedy recovery!
 
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