Cat with a cut head - vet?

(10 Posts)
YoScience Mon 03-Oct-16 22:37:50

I have a 5yr old house cat that never ventures outside.

Tonight when I came home from work (about 6pm) teen Dd said that the cat had just made a big sound like she had never heard before.

He's been fine all evening, playing, trying to steal food, eating and has just settled down on my knee and I've noticed a cut on the back of his head. It looks quite a sore one but seems to have scabbed over. I'm assuming this was what made him make a noise earlier. He had been chasing a fly and I wonder if he's bashed his head on the side of something. I've wiped it with a clean wet cloth and it's not bleeding or anything and cat is acting normal (not that he is ever really normal?!smile) Do I need to see a vet?

YoScience Tue 04-Oct-16 07:06:54

Seem ok this morning! Phew!

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 04-Oct-16 07:50:36

Might be a fight wound too, if he goes off his food or seems quiet then he needs a vet.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 04-Oct-16 09:50:18

I accidentally snipped my girls neck when cutting a mat off. It was tiny. It didn't bleed and she didn't seem bothered. I panicked and rushed straight off to the vet. It cost £200 for stitches under GA. They made the wound about 3 x as large as it was. Was told later by people with much more cat experience than me that it didn't even need stitches and would have been fine in its own.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 04-Oct-16 09:50:24

I accidentally snipped my girls neck when cutting a mat off. It was tiny. It didn't bleed and she didn't seem bothered. I panicked and rushed straight off to the vet. It cost £200 for stitches under GA. They made the wound about 3 x as large as it was. Was told later by people with much more cat experience than me that it didn't even need stitches and would have been fine in its own.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 04-Oct-16 09:50:40

I accidentally snipped my girls neck when cutting a mat off. It was tiny. It didn't bleed and she didn't seem bothered. I panicked and rushed straight off to the vet. It cost £200 for stitches under GA. They made the wound about 3 x as large as it was. Was told later by people with much more cat experience than me that it didn't even need stitches and would have been fine in its own.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 04-Oct-16 09:51:32

I accidentally snipped my girls neck when cutting a mat off. It was tiny. It didn't bleed and she didn't seem bothered. I panicked and rushed straight off to the vet. It cost £200 for stitches under GA. They made the wound about 3 x as large as it was. Was told later by people with much more cat experience than me that it didn't even need stitches and would have been fine in its own.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 04-Oct-16 09:51:37

I accidentally snipped my girls neck when cutting a mat off. It was tiny. It didn't bleed and she didn't seem bothered. I panicked and rushed straight off to the vet. It cost £200 for stitches under GA. They made the wound about 3 x as large as it was. Was told later by people with much more cat experience than me that it didn't even need stitches and would have been fine in its own.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 04-Oct-16 09:51:47

I accidentally snipped my girls neck when cutting a mat off. It was tiny. It didn't bleed and she didn't seem bothered. I panicked and rushed straight off to the vet. It cost £200 for stitches under GA. They made the wound about 3 x as large as it was. Was told later by people with much more cat experience than me that it didn't even need stitches and would have been fine in its own.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 04-Oct-16 09:52:56

Sorry for the multiple posts. It told me it wasn't posting! Saw some special sticks in pets at home yesterday for wounds.

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