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Cat fight wound treatment?

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Dandelionplease Thu 22-Aug-19 15:38:06

Hi all, I’m looking for some advice. What would you say the treatment is for cat bite and scratch wounds?

Last night my Tom cat was in a fight. He’s been in a fight before and they shaved his fur where the bites were and we had to bathe it with salt water. He was also given antibiotics.

This time, I took him today and they gave him antibiotics but didn’t shave him, as they said he was too stressed and no need to bathe him.

I don’t understand this, as he was bleeding from the wounds.

Should I go back and insist that he gets shaved?

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Farmmum7 Thu 22-Aug-19 20:16:24

If the vet thought it would cause him too much stress then maybe let him rest at home where he's more comfortable than have to drag him out in the car again causing more stress.
You could always use cooled boiled water with some salt in to gently clean the areas yourself to prevent infection to the wounds but if he's already had antibiotics and the vet wasn't concerned he should be ok just keep an eye on him.

MikeUniformMike Thu 22-Aug-19 20:23:15

Keep an eye on the wound to make sure it is clean. I wouldn't put anything other than water on it (using damp cotton wool) and only if necessary.

Dandelionplease Fri 23-Aug-19 14:28:58

Thankyou

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MikeUniformMike Fri 23-Aug-19 16:41:20

Is he on the mend? CharlieAlphaTango has had one but it healed in about a week.

Dandelionplease Fri 23-Aug-19 16:53:51

He seems much better after the pain relief injection bless him. Thanks

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MikeUniformMike Fri 23-Aug-19 19:20:14

Poor Tom. Charlie has been sunbathing today. I love him to bits.

Dandelionplease Fri 23-Aug-19 22:02:13

I haven’t let him back out yet!

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Dandelionplease Fri 23-Aug-19 22:05:36

Sorry, Posted to soon.

Yes, lovely sunbathing weather for them. Mines been in the window lol.

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