Kitten next to a heart shaped green stethoscope.

Bacterial Disease

Cats develop bacterial infections and abscesses secondary to traumatic wounds (usually bite wounds from other cats) and by eating something they shouldn’t be eating. However, in most instances, bacterial infections occur secondarily to other disease conditions, such as allergies, stress, viral infections, and parasites. As a result, as with dogs, all underlying problems must be identified and addressed before treatment can be administered effectively.