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INFECTED WOUND

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Kitcat920

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Hi this is my first year owning rats and within the first year I have adopted 6 rats total. One of the rats I got from someone rehoming them is a year old and 3 months and I think he has an a chess. I was picking him up today and felt a bump. I immediately thought it was a tumor and was very scared. However I believe it’s an abcess. It’s very hard and looks really bad. It’s Saturday so I will call the vet on Monday and get an appointment as soon as possible but I’m very worried. Please help! Here’s a picture of the wound. It’s right near his left armpit.
 

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mwp051699

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It looks like a cyst. They don't smell, and there's no infection. Nothing serious but keep an eye on it.
Just an abscess, but the pus has solidified into a semi hard material that needs to be dug out. Either vet or experienced rattie caretaker, not your simple pus expressing, but not a serious infection. Probably will return.
 

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