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Rebekah Kane
Rebekah Kane, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  small animal veterinarian
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Can I give my cat hydrocortisone cream, He has a little cut

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Can I give my cat hydrocortisone cream
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your cat?
Customer: He has a little cut on his head and is scratching it
JA: Is your cat bleeding a lot?
Customer: No blood
JA: Phew. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Kitty 5
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kitten?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, I am Dr. Kane, and I will do my best to assist you with your pet today. Please give me a moment to type up a response to your concerns. In the meantime- please take a moment to relay any other pertinent information. Sound good?

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 1 year ago.

For a cut- I would not use hydrocortisone cream, as it can delay healing. You can use a thin layer of bacitracin or neosporin ointment on it, after cleaning it thoroughly with water. If she is continuing to scratch, you can place a cone collar. I recommend getting the cat to a veterinarian, to evaluate whether an oral or injectable antibiotic is also needed. I hope this helps- please provide a rating for me.

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 1 year ago.

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