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Does this need a vet? (Picture)

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sphinxster Tue 17-Jan-17 17:27:13

I'm not sure how or where she did it.

It's causing her to limp and she's licking it a lot.

She's got her normal appetite and isn't out of sorts.

DH thinks we should call an ambulance and I said to leave it a couple of days and monitor.

Slothlikesundays Tue 17-Jan-17 17:28:40

I'd take her in. It's deep. Might need stitches and antibiotics

MrsPMT Tue 17-Jan-17 17:30:44

If it was my cat I'd take to Vet to get checked.

Always compare to what I'd do for myself, I'd go to doc or nurse for a wound like that on myself.

Watto1 Tue 17-Jan-17 17:31:06

I'd take her to the vet. It could have all kinds of germs in it and need properly cleaning out. It may even need a stitch. When WattoCat had something that looked similar to that, it was a burst abscess probably caused by a cat bite.

WetsTheFinger Tue 17-Jan-17 17:31:53

I am a vet and yes it needs seen to.

SweetChickadee Tue 17-Jan-17 17:32:27

yes I'd take her in for that.

YesItsMeIDontCare Tue 17-Jan-17 17:33:06

Please take her to the vet. sad

Ginmakesitallok Tue 17-Jan-17 17:33:10

Vet definitely!

Janey50 Tue 17-Jan-17 17:37:11

One of my DM's cats had a wound similar to that. It needed a couple of stitches and a bandage on it for 10 days (although she kept getting this off and leaving it in the garden). She also had to have a 5 day course of antibiotic drops.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Jan-17 17:39:25

God,vet asap!

MissClarke86 Tue 17-Jan-17 17:40:42

She's a cat with no idea about wound care.

It will get infected and/or over washed and irritated unless it's medicated and protected, and could get worse very quickly. You really don't want to give it chance for infection to take hold.

Take her to the vets.

sphinxster Tue 17-Jan-17 17:42:29

Oh crikey. I thought DH was overreacting.

It's superficial and isn't bleeding if that alters anything. Apart from the limping she's not in any discomfort.

Would it be cruel to wait until tomorrow for the vet? We'll keep her in and clean the wound.

sphinxster Tue 17-Jan-17 17:43:52

Ok, so I'll get googling out of hours vets.

Thanks for the responses.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Jan-17 17:43:55

The not a superficial wound.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Jan-17 17:44:49

I wouldn't leave it until tomorrow, I bet she'll need antibiotics and the sooner the better.

cozietoesie Tue 17-Jan-17 17:44:53

....Apart from the limping she's not in any discomfort....

For a cat to limp, usually means they have pain. And that's beside the fact that cats are past masters at covering up pain and discomfort where possible.

sphinxster Tue 17-Jan-17 17:45:34

The photo makes in look deep. It really is superficial... I used to work on a would care clinic (for humans) and that's how I'd describe it.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Jan-17 17:46:21

Cozie is right- animals don't tend to howl with pain as it makes them look vulnerable.

DryHeave Tue 17-Jan-17 17:46:26

Poor kitty. Glad to hear you're going to get that seen.

Echo person above - if that was a cut on me I'd want it washed and closed.

MissClarke86 Tue 17-Jan-17 17:46:55

I'd confine her to one room and just get her in tomorrow morning - it does need vet attention but I think within 24 hours is fine as long as she's not getting it mucky etc.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Jan-17 17:47:16

But there's raggedy fleshconfused

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Jan-17 17:48:17

She will get it mucky though- litter box,licking it etc.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Jan-17 17:49:32

If you ring your normal vet it should have info on a recorded mesaage ime.

sphinxster Tue 17-Jan-17 17:51:24

We've just moved to the area so haven't got a regular vet. DH is googling now.

Floralnomad Tue 17-Jan-17 17:52:15

Surely most vets are still open at this time of the evening

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