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Abscess

Abscesses in Dogs Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Abscesses in Dogs
Let’s face it. Dogs like to play—and with play sometimes comes scrapes and cuts. Most often, minor cuts and scrapes are kept clean by your pooch. They lick them and care for them as they heal. Sometimes, that is not enough and an abscess can occur because bacteria set in, infecting the wound.
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Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Abscesses in Cats
A bite wound abscess is a fairly common occurrence, especially with cats who go outdoors. An abscess results when bacteria invade and infect a cut, scrape, or bite that a cat has received in the course of fighting with another cat or other animal.
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