Q. Hi My cat is 16 months old, he had an accident last week and had to have a back leg amputated, I am worried its infected.

A. If you have any concern about a possible infection after such an invasive surgery I would strongly recommend to call your veterinarian and take him for a check up.

I am happy to discuss this problem further if you request a consultation (I would need further details about the appearance of the wound and general information about the clinical status of your cat to be able to be of any help).

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A. Swelling, discharge, odor, lethargy, fever or loss of appetite are all symptoms of infection. You should recheck with your vet for a complete exam. Antibiotics can be prescribed by your vet if indicated.

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