How to treat wounds in cats
Cats, especially walking on the street, often injured: scratches, bites, cuts. With pocus, deep cuts, severe frostbite better to consult a veterinarian. Minor injuries can be treated at home, to once again not to irritate the animal clinic visit.
Instruction how to treat wounds in cats
Gently and firmly secure the cat with the help of an assistant. In the case of injury limb it makes sense to put her on her back. Fix the animal can be, taking the back of the neck and connecting a pair of paws' to the castle. " Particularly violent or frightened animal can swaddle in a towel or blanket, leaving access only to the affected area.
Inspect the wound. It can be fresh or old. In the first case it may ooze blood or stand ichor. Chronic wounds are characterized by inflammation, signs of pus or scab.
The coat around the wound vystrigite sharp scissors. Also, the area around the wound can be neutral grease or Vaseline cream. All this is necessary to ensure that the hair did not get into the wound. Fresh cut or scratch should be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide or chlorhexidine. Carefully remove with a cotton swab to the wound surface all dirt and hair.
Treat the wound with antiseptic spray. Veterinarians use "Terramycin", he freely sold in vetaptekah. But you can use any other medical analogue of the drug. Shallow scratches can simply grease the brilliant green.
If the cat blood is bright red in color and comes in jerks, then most likely, it has damaged artery. In this case it is recommended to apply a tourniquet above the wound site and immediately contact your veterinarian.
Chronic wounds with signs of inflammation or pus treated with antibiotic ointment, such as "Mizofenom". Apply the ointment on the gauze, apply to the wound and bandage. The dressing should be changed every day until the inflammation has passed.