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
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
AppleBr commented on photo
1 hr ago
13525158_tn?1430345590
Blank
FeralFeline has anyone talked to slayth... Comment
1 hr ago
428506_tn?1296560999
Blank
wonko commented on Stress at work
1 hr ago
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
AppleBr
Brazil
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
506791_tn?1350343103
Blank
Piparskeggr
Saint Mary's County, MD
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
AppleBr
Brazil