One of the two semi feral cats in the household bit my big cat's neck last Wednesday. Felt the wound on Thursday - which had scabbed over - when I scratched him and thought nothing of it.
Friday - came home from work and was rather horrified as my cat had evidently been scratching at his wound and so now I saw exactly what it was - a little less than dime sized - BITE DOWN TO THE MEAT freaking bite!!! -- I mean no hair, skin or fatty undersides, etc. Meat.
I had some antibiotics from a previous boo boo (tube was 3 months old) from another animal and so I cleaned it out and put a tiny amt on.
Yesterday - wound is oozing - clean it out and repeat
Tonite - wound is not only oozing - but it's bigger. JHC!!
I've already tossed peroxide on it - and let me tell you what a 15 lb cat can do to you ..... I have marks on my ankle
I understand I should take him to the vet - but his vet is not open till Tuesday afternoon. The wound is now about a dime and a half size and anything I do to clean it out is met with BAD THINGS from him - although I can bring in a third human to hold him - but the worst is that the wound is right in line with his mainline back leg scratch - so he's just doing more reinfecting to it.