Posts Tagged: What is an Abscess?
Dr. Pimple Popper, DVM: Abscesses in Pets
If you are one of those people who enjoy watching others express ooze from living things, you might consider veterinary medicine as a career path.
While obviously there is a lot more to the field of veterinary medicine, Blue Valley Animal Hospital treats more than our fair share of abscesses. While they are often satisfying to treat, abscesses in pets can be painful and even cause serious complications, though. They are important for animal lovers to understand.
The Anatomy of an Abscess
An abscess, by definition, is a confined swelling within the tissue of the body that contains pus. Pus is the body’s response to infection and contains dead white blood cells, bacteria, remnants of body tissues, and serum. Sounds great, right?Continue…