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My cat has a open skin wound not pass skin deep but just…

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My cat has a open skin wound not pass skin deep but just pink and raw she keeps licking it what should I do

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your cat bleeding a lot?

No bleeding but she just keeps licking it so it won't heal

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name and age?

Her name is ***** ***** she's 12 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ginger?

She's just very timid around people she's like a one maybe two person cat

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** am happy to help you with your question. Give me just a moment to respond and type.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Where on her body is the wound? What have you tried so far to treat it?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It's on her back leg and the only thing we've been trying to do is just keep it clean
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Okay thank you

The first thing you will need to do is to buy a collar to prevent her from licking.

At petsmart I have seen the cone type collar as well as inner tube collar that you inflate around the neck.

www.bitenot.com is another good collar to prevent licking.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

She will need to wear the collar for about 10-14 days.

The wound is going to itch as it heals.

Mix neosporin and hydrocortisone cream 50:50

Apply that to the area twice a day until healed to help fight infection and for itching.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Just to let you know when you first put the collar on a cat they commonly have a meltdown or a tantrum for a few hours. Then they usually stop. So keep it on her.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

The neosporin and hydrocortisone are not toxic if she happens to get some in her mouth.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Does that plan make sense to you? Do you have any other questions for me?

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