Cats Community
Does my cat need to see a veteranarian
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet cats!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Does my cat need to see a veteranarian

My cat came home with what looks like a bite on his back. As I inspected it, I noted a bad smell and some pus leaked out. The skin has been torn and there are about 3 square centimetres of pink flesh visible. I rinsed it with water, rubbing alcohol, and them more water. Then I applied an antiseptic bandage to it. Does this sound like the sort of wound that will heal on it's own, or should I bring him to a veterinarian? As having my cat treated by a veterinarian would be very expensive, I would only like to take him to see one if it is absolutely required required.
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1696489 tn?1370825574
Thing is this, your cat may be in alot of pain, plus the wounds may NOT heal on their own.  I worked for a vet for 8 years.  Here is what you can try at home: give your cat 1/2 of a low dose aspirin (1/2 of 81 mg).  This will ease his pain for THREE DAYS.  Yes it takes that long for cas to metabolize aspirin, and it doesnt take much to do the job.  NOTE: any dose higher that what i have described could be very harmful, be careful not to do this.  Keep the area clean, and keep kitty in the house.  Watch the wound for signs of festering, if the area feels too hot, if the inner part of his ears become red and hot (means he has a fever), or if he begins to pant.  These are all reasons that kitty should go to the vet.  Keep us updated. - Blu
Blank
874521 tn?1424120397
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....I'm sorry Blu I have to intervene here, I can't believe any Vet would say aspirin is ok at anytime...
PLEASE Eric NEVER give aspirin at any dose to a cat....NOOOOOO.
toxic even at small doses...
Blank
874521 tn?1424120397
http://www.petplace.com/cats/aspirin-toxicity-in-cats/page1.aspx
Blank
Avatar f tn
Hi EricHaverpowell,

I just read your initial post. I hear your poor kitty was bitten by another cat
on his back. You also mentioned that there was pus coming out of the
wound this indicates a serious infection. Please take your kitty to a vet
immediately. He may need antibiotics, special cream. Who knows?
That's why you should take him to a vet asap. Eve :)
Blank
Avatar f tn
your cat has had an abscess probably due to a bite that has got infected. It needs antibiotics urgently.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
707563 tn?1455827280
Blank
Emily_MHModerator Survey link - https://goo.g... Comment
4 hrs ago
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke away July 25 afternoon to J... Comment
9 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on veronica0808's status
12 hrs ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521 tn?1424120397
Blank
Canada..., SK
587315 tn?1333556383
Blank
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
CA
7052683 tn?1392942395
Blank
highland beach, FL
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
506791 tn?1439846583
Blank
Saint Mary's County, MD
Cats Community Resources