"Stuff" happens. Um...yeah.
Daddy...he needs a...spanking.
But, sure, I know. You can't BELIEVE how bad I felt when I snipped right through my girl's pad. I took her into the ER vet half sure they'd take her away from me! Turns out they thought I was a little overcautious and it worked out fine. But I know when I told my own vet, I still thought they'd think I was awful.
As a kid, our ONE indoor-outdoor stud boy would come home with all kinds of injuries. We had plenty of hyrdrogen peroxide and all worked out fine. Funny, I'd probably FAINT now if I saw the same things. But, we're much more sensitive pals to our critter friends, now.
I think my vet would prefer that I was a LESS concerned daddy, but they put up with me, all the same.
Just keep an eye on it. If swelling INCREASES or if you AT ALL smell anything bad, or if anything oozes. Yes, go to the vet right away! Cats are smaller creatures and infection can spread pretty fast. But just think, did you ever have a big ass cut you MAYBE should have gone to the doc for but it healed up fine? As long as it continues to progress in a positive manner, not so much the worry. I'd keep up on the litter, though. Esp. if you use scooping litter, it can harbor a lot of bacteria even if you only have to change it every two weeks or more. So go ahead and change it completely every few days and scoop the heck out of it. (I know that with my ONE kitty, now, I only have to scoop once a day at most...but if she had something like that going on I'd check three times a day at least and still change every 4-5 days to be safe...that's just me. Maybe more or less, what can I say?! She only pees about twice a day).