Cats Community
Open Wound
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

Open Wound

Hello, my cat is about 17 yrs old, inside only cat, she has a large open wound on her neck that wont go away and seems to be getting bigger. I would love to take her to the vet, i know thats probally what needs to be done soon, but i have no income right now and was wondering if there was anything i could do for her? I have tryed the cone thingy around her neck so she counl'nt lick it, but that made it worse. I've tryed to bandage it up and put like neosporin on it, that made it worse. She is in no pain that i can tell. Any ideas? Thanks much for the help.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
228686_tn?1211558307
If it's infected, it will need antibiotics. Usually these wounds close up on there own, but her body needs thee chance to get on top of it.

Is there any sort of low income clinic in the area? (try google). I can't say more without seeing/knowing the nature of the wound.

(The other problem is a neck wound that won't close can indicate something more serious like an infected gland. Then you definitely need antibiotics, as treating the wound itself won't get you anywhere.)
Blank
306594_tn?1285212221
I agree with Savas and considering the age of the cat an antibiotic is a must, ring some vets and explain your financial situation, they may just charge you a few dollars for the injection only.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
33 mins ago
2107676_tn?1388977459
Blank
Pat1956100, and Sonrissa commented on Pat1956100's status
45 mins ago
1580318_tn?1407339099
Blank
Shannon79 commented on photo
5 hrs ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1375890587
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1375890587
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR