Whether they were derived from a fight with another cat or generated as a result of scraping when climbing a tree, skin wounds in cats are usually quite common and usually do not represent a cause of concern since, many times, if they are Little ones heal themselves.
Treating these types of wounds is a relatively simple process, so following these tips to the letter will be enough to cure any injury to the pet. However, it is always convenient to closely observe the evolution of the wound since if an infection occurs it will be necessary to take it immediately to the veterinarian.
Clean the wound
All dirt that may pose a risk of infection around the wound needs to be removed; for this, it may be necessary to cut the cat’s hair in the injured area, in order to remove any trace of impurities much more easily.
It is essential to use clean gauze and physiological serum when carrying out the cleaning process.
Disinfect the wound
To effect disinfection of the wound, diluted iodine should be used, it being necessary to dissolve it in water beforehand because the pH of cats is different from that of humans, which causes pets to be much more sensitive to this product.
In order to help healing, special creams or ointments can be applied that accelerate the healing process, as long as it has been indicated by the veterinarian.
Place an Elizabethan collar on the cat
Since it is a fairly common behavior for the cat to lick the places where it feels pain, it is important to avoid at all costs that the pet licks the skin wounds while healing, so it is necessary to place an Elizabethan collar.
It is best to have one of these necklaces at home, which is available for any accident that the cat may have. If you don’t have one, it is possible to temporarily improvise it with some resistant material.
Thus, we will prevent the cat from continuing to hurt the wounds, reducing the risk of infection that could complicate his health condition unnecessarily.
Recommendations for the care of skin wounds
Wound cleaning and disinfection should be done every day, in order to minimize any risk of complications.
If you notice that the wounds do not heal or have an unusual healing process, it is necessary to consult with the veterinarian to review the injury and determine the steps to follow in case an infection has occurred.
Following these three tips, it is possible to treat the cat’s skin wounds completely successfully. Remember that the health of the pet is very important, so it is essential to go to the veterinary professional for any questions or complications in the process.