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Dr Nimmo -My cat Roux cut her foot about a week ago. I

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Hi Dr Nimmo -
My cat Roux cut her foot about a week ago. I dont know what it was cut on - but it was bleeding. It was not on her foot pad, it was between two if her toes.
My cat has three legs already, so i cannot tell if she is limping - because she is always limping!
I have been cleaning the wound daily with epsom salt water and putting neosporin on it, however, i have not been covering the wound or making her wear a collar. When i bandage her paw, she will not walk. when i put the collar on, she will not walk. Yesterday when i came home, she had a little white pus coming from the wound. I know this probably means it is infected, but i already took her to the vet and they told me just to keep it clean - no stitches were involved - and it cost me $200! I cant do that again. Please help! Should i just continue what I am doing or can you suggest something else i should be doing?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
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Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
I am sorry Roux has this trouble.
You can continue to soak her foot in epsom salts water,
BUT I have an easier solution.
Apply raw honey. It is an amazing healer. Plus it is safe if she ingests it:
http://winterparkhoney.ecrater.com/p/4865201/16-oz-melaleuca-honey-raw-unheated
http://oramanukahoney.com.au/animal_care.html
Next put a sock on her foot made for a human infant. That should not annoy her as much as a bandage or impede her walking.
Please let me know how she is doing.
Please be so kind as to rate my answer positively as that is the only way I receive credit for my assistance. Thank you very much!
If you need any additional information, just click reply and I will be here for you and your fur baby.. Rating will not cut off our communication. This question will always be open for you to reply to me.
Love,
Terri