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My poor cat has a nasty wound and it keeps reopening

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FreshLeticia · 13/09/2013 08:33

He came home two weeks ago with a big flap of his tummy pulled away under his rear 'legpit' The vet has stiched it twice, the second time with tissue glue as well. He had not been licking it, but this morning it has opened a little bit. I have put some butterfly stitch over it and put his cone back on but am feeling really upset and worried that he won't ever get better. He's Burmese and only two so keeps playing silly sods with his sister instead of resting.

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cozietoesie · 13/09/2013 09:45

Could you maybe discuss with the vet putting him on cage rest inside the house for a week or two? I know that one of the vets on the forum said that her practice actually rent out cages cheaply to owners so maybe it wouldn't even cost too much if your vet did that.

ClaimedByMe · 13/09/2013 09:49

I was also going to suggest keeping him in a cage/dog crate, my neighbour had to do that for 6 weeks after her (very outdoors) cat got hit by a car to help her recover.

thecatneuterer · 13/09/2013 10:30

I was also going to suggest cage rest. Pets at Home sell large dog crates which do the job if you can't borrow a proper hospital basket from the vet.

FreshLeticia · 13/09/2013 13:48

good idea. He could borrow the dog crate with his cushion in it.

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FreshLeticia · 13/09/2013 13:51

I was keeping him in as we have an electronic flap, but he likes to play with Wilma. He had left it well alone until last night, and it was healing well I put his cone back on this morning.

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cozietoesie · 13/09/2013 14:25

I'd see if you can borrow a cage for a short while. Having a wound opening and closing isn't that good - and although it's a difficult place to have a tear, he's only young and should be healing well.

Your problem might be his Sis. In the way of cats, she'll probably be doing a 'Yah Boo Sucks' parade up and down outside it and annoying the heck out of him.


thecatneuterer · 13/09/2013 15:04

How did he get the wound in the first place? It sounds like a typical collar wound. Was he missing for some time?

FreshLeticia · 13/09/2013 17:38

No, Catneuterer the wound is under his back legpit, he tore his belly. He wasn't missing at all, but God knows where he had been. We are very rural so it could be barbed wire. My catflap is chip and light-sensitive, so closes at dusk. It will only let them in then, not out until the morning,
I have our spaniel's crate which she doesn't use all the time.
Just got back from the vet again, I took him to be checked as I was worried. She stapled it this time. She says a quiet room and a cone shoud be ok, so I will keep him upstairs, watch him like a hawk and any messing about he'll be in the crate. At the moment a new, bigger cone is freaking him out, so he is quite quiet.
Yes I bet Wilma will taunt him, as they do. Little mare.

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