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Abscesses Handout

Abscesses Handout

What do I need to know about abscesses?

An abscess is an infected wound that heals over on the surface, or develops as a pocket under the skin,trapping bacteria inside your pet. It often occurs with bite wounds and other traumatic injuries. After the bacteria are trapped inside the body, they multiply. Your pet’s immune system (body’s protection system) forms a localized accumulation of pus and fluid under the pet’s skin. Abscesses are extremely painful to your pet.


Download our Abscesses Handout for an in-depth look at this pet health condition and how you can partner with your veterinarian to prevent against it.