Community Leader
Registered: 01-03-2004
Tue, 04-17-2012 - 9:05am

Hi all,

Took our big orange tabby, Bella, to the vet on Saturday because a wound on her neck never seemed to heal.

She was feral for a year and during that time our friends who rescued her thought she had been bitten by something, hence the wound on her neck. They took her to the vet, he stitched it up, it healed, and the hair grew back.

We adopted her last summer and a couple of months ago this wound appeared to reopen. It doesn't seem to hurt, and of course, she scratches it and it bleeds. Then it scabs over, the scab gets scratched off and the cycle repeats. So, after several weeks we took her to the vet.

He thinks it's a tumor. We have her scheduled for surgery on Friday and to have this thing biopsied. Our concern

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Tue, 04-17-2012 - 12:24pm

I'm sorry to hear about the problems that Bella has had with that wound.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-22-2001
Tue, 04-17-2012 - 1:01pm
One of our kitties had a wound on her neck. It started out as a scratch that quickly became infected. We tried different antibiotics but nothing helped enough. I think the infection spread and we ended up losing her. It was just one of those cases where it wouldnt heal. Nothing we did would keep her from opening it up. You are doing what you can. Hugs. I hope its not a tumor and the vet can get it healed up.

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-02-1999
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 8:41am

Hopefully it ends up being nothing serious. If you haven't done so, have your vet run a FeLV/FIV combo test. Bite wounds in ferals can lead to FIV+ status - which is NOT a death sentence. But...it does mean that infections have to be treated differently. (you can click here