Brown Gooey Pus Coming out of a Cat's Wound

Hi Dr. Neely,

My boyfriend's cat, Trixie, was currently a victim to an accident from a few weeks ago. She obtained a few scratches but nothing too serious.

Days later, she started growing a lump right by her neck, as soon as it popped, blood and pus came out. It built up again by her rib cage, it started swelling. When he gave her a bath, it.. "exploded" let say, and pus and blood started coming out. We figured it was only blood being clogged. Later that same day, when my boyfriend tried to clean up the wound, yellowish gooey liquid started leaking from her wound. It smells like feces. He has been cleaning up after her wound for the past few days.

What could this yellowish gooey liquid coming out of her wound?

We are really worried about her, and we haven't taken her to the vet yet. We just want to know if its nothing too serious that we can take care of it ourselves first before taking her to the professional.

Your cat needs immediate veterinary attention. She is developing abscesses, which are usually the result of bite wounds, and the pus and odor your are experiencing coming from the wound is a sign of infection.

Your cat will need to be on antibiotics, and likely needed to be on antibiotics when the first abscess developed and ruptured. Depending on the laws in your region, she may also need a rabies vaccine if these wounds are the result of a fight with another animal. Please take your kitty to the veterinarian as soon as possible.

Best wishes,
Dr. Neely