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Wounds: Steps to Take if Your Cat Has One

Cats have different personalities. Some of them don’t mind staying in one room most of the time while others prefer to roam all over the house and even set their paws outside on occasion.

Letting your cat go outside can be risky though. They may fall from a high place while they’re exploring or even get scratched on some sharp surfaces.

By the time your pet gets back home, he/she may already be badly wounded. Don’t just shrug off your cat’s fresh wounds. Ignoring them can lead to an infection developing and your pet’s health deteriorating.

Considering that National Pet First Aid Awareness Month is currently underway, now is a good time to learn more about properly treating a pet cat’s wounds.

Restrain Your Cat

Injuries can change your pet’s personality. Once those survival instincts kick in, your cat may attack anyone who dares get close and that could very well include you.

Restraining your pet is probably going to be required. Ask someone for help because a vicious cat can be difficult to handle solo.

Clean or Apply Pressure to Wounds

After ensuring that your pet cat will no longer be able to bite or scratch you, it’s time to start tending to his/her wound. To do so correctly, you must first take a close look at what kind of wound you’re dealing with.

If you see that the wound is bleeding, you must first apply pressure. Pet MD suggests using some clean gauze or cloth to cover the wound first before applying pressure with your correctly. Doing that properly should stop the bleeding.

With the wound no longer bleeding, try to clean it up by using more clean cloth along with either some antiseptic or clean water.

Take Your Cat to the Vet

A bleeding wound could be an indicator of a bigger problem. Bring your cat to the vet as soon as you can so that he/she can be examined more closely.

No one ever wants to see their beloved pet wounded, but you cannot just sit there and allow your cat to suffer. Take note of the tips mentioned in this article so that you can address wounds better and prevent injuries from getting any worse.

Curious cats can sometimes get into trouble. Ensure that doesn’t happen by hiring a sitter. Allow us at TAILored Cat Services to provide some assistance by calling 425-923-7791 or emailing through our website.

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