The vet wrote back and said:
If the tissues under the skin behave themselves and don't try to abscessate again then no...but if something tries to form again without having an 'exit path' then yes....
SO in other words if it's closed because it's RESOLVED, we're good. Only a little time will tell - keep me posted!
Warren Briggs, DVM
The Ocean County Veterinary Group
Ocean County Veterinary Hospital
As I mentioned, there may be situations where flushing and pushing liquid in is not the best move. If an abscess drains into the throat, for example.