Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
A salt water solution is a good idea. I've used that before as well. I think justjim's proportions are about right. With a cotton ball soak the area several times a day. The salt keep the opening from sealing up and allowing the abscess to drain. I think the squeezing may actually make it worse as it could spread further into nearby tissues, so I would be reluctant to do that. The abscess should drain itself if soaked with the salt water solution. If it doesn't, then you should go back to the vet as abscess may have to be lanced so it will drain.
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