HI! So, I've been an avid backyard chicken reader for a long time, I can't believe I'm writing to ask advice for my cat. ugghh My cat got in a fight, got a wound on his shoulder that I noticed about a week ago because it was draining and he was cleaning it. I figured, great, he'll be okay. Yesterday I gave him a flea bath and noticed (wet kitties are pretty naked looking!) that he had a lump again in the same area that was very soft (fluid feeling). I called the vet to make him an appointment. Well, this morning it's ruptured again and he's cleaning it. It does not smell bad and he seems in pretty good spirits. The bulk of the lump is gone. I asked the vet if they could just prescribe some antibiotics for him to help the healing. Yada, yada, no-because of liability. I hate the city mentality around animals and "my" ability to care for and figure out what my cat needs. I said, look, he's an animal, not my baby, and my budget doesn't have room in it for you all to look at him and then tell me he needs antibiotics. Could you respect my desire to help him first, and then if it doesn't work I'll bring him in. "No, but we'd be hapy to help you with financing." OF COURSE YOU WOULD!!!! So, I need some advice. Would you put neosporin on it and wash it to keep it draining? Any advice on where to get antibiotics for animals that's not a vet? Any help is appreciated.