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"he clinical presentation of plague in cats is most commonly bubonic plague. The incubation period ranges from 1-4 days. Cats with bubonic plague typically present with fever, anorexia, lethargy, and an enlarged lymph node that may be abscessed and draining. Oral and lingual ulcers, skin abscesses, ocular discharge, diarrhea, vomiting, and cellulitis have also been documented. Such cats typically develop lymphadenitis in a single lymph node or single nodal cluster; symmetrically affected lymph nodes are very unusual. The affected lymph nodes show necrosuppurative inflammation, edema, and hemorrhages, and contain numerous Y pestis organisms."

Not to scare you, but just so you are aware (hopefully it is just a scratch.) Cats will get it through infected fleas (from ground squirrels, prairie dogs) or through biting infected rodent.

My cat made a full recovery.
Thanks...I think...for this infor!! This cat is "perfectly" healthy with a good appetite and plenty of energy. Probably not a victim of the Plague!! The Betadine is drying it up and the tissue is still normal pink and healthy looking. No smell or pus.