Small hard, dry abcess??

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NightsGem

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One of my boys is very, very overweight so I didn't notice this until now. He has a small hard and yellow abcess on his tummy! I'm taking him to the vet Monday when they open, but need to know if this is such an emergency that he needs the overnight vet, and if there's any at home care I can give him until Monday.

He's eating and drinking fine, not showing signs of distress or pain.
 

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It's hard to tell where that is actually located on his belly from the pic but it's possible it's a small preputial gland abscess that's already drained. You could give your boy a sitz bath in the kitchen sink with warm/hot water. That should remove the scab and soften things up. If there's a small cavity you can flush it twice a day with a medicating syringe and isotonic saline (tons of recipes online, it's just salt and water that is the same salinity as our body). It should heal quite quickly.
 

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