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My cat has a open wound and I am trying to clean it and

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My cat has a open wound and I am trying to clean it and bandage it until I see the vet tomorrow. Is witchhazel safe to use on the wound.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your cat bleeding a lot?
Customer: No not right now
JA: Phew. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Sunny is 9 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sunny?
Customer: He is diabetic
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you.......with not use witch hazel. You can safely use hydrogen peroxide mixed 50/50 with water and clean the wound with that.....and then get your kitty to the vet tomorrow as soon as you can. Do you have any other questions?

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

Ok, since you are not responding I will go ahead and leave rest of information. Once you clean with 50/50 mix of water and hydrogen peroxide then you can apply polysporin or neosporin before you bandage. Make sure to cover the wound if you use either of those two ointments so your cat will not lick.And make sure to get your cat to vet tomorrow asap. Also don't place too tight of a bandage. Hope this helps. Sincerely, DRB

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Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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