Treating Minor Scrapes, Cuts, and Bruises on Your Cat’s Body
Accidents happen. As much as you’d like to protect your pet from harm’s way, sometimes injuries are inevitable. If your cat has minor scrapes, cuts or bruises to heal, there are some things you can do to speed along the healing process. Consider this your guide to caring for minor abrasions and hot spots on your cat.
Steps to Take to Provide Basic First Aid Wound Care for Your Cat
Here are some tips you’ll want to follow to keep the area treated clean, sterile, and free from infection:
First, secure your pet so he or she doesn’t scratch you. This is best done with two people if possible. Wrap your cat in a towel which prevents them from moving around while you’re treating their wound. Make sure that the affected area is exposed so you can get to it easily.
Examine the wounded area to make sure that a scrape or cut isn’t too deep. If it is a laceration, treating it yourself isn’t advisable. You’ll want to leave the job to a professional. If it is a minor wound, however, you can treat it at home yourself if you have the right products on hand to do so.
Put on gloves to ensure your hands stay clean and free from germs. You’ll still be able to treat your cat’s wound with ease this way. You’ll just be doing it in as sterile of a way as possible like a true medical professional would.
Clean the wound with a syringe filled with a combination of antibacterial soap and water. Gently spray the area with the mixture, rinse it, and gently pat the area dry. Then, apply the Corigem spray or cream per the manufacturer’s instructions. Leave the bandage off the area so the wound can breathe and dry up faster.
Keep watching the area to make sure that it is healing. You’ll start to see signs that the skin is getting better. Continue to add the spray or cream whenever needed. Even if your cat were to lick the treated area, they’d be fine. Corigem products are safe for your pet.
In the event a wound is deeper, like a puncture wound from another animal, it is best to take your cat to see his or her veterinarian right away. Doing so prevents further infection which can lead to serious illness in your pet. If you have any doubts or don’t feel comfortable treating a wound yourself, ask a trained medical professional to do it for you.
A Veterinarian Can Help Clear Up Concerns and Treat Bigger Wound Issues
You can treat minor scrapes, cuts, and bruises on your cat’s body with Corigem products. You’ll want to take your pet to the veterinarian if his or her injuries worsen. That way, the medical professional can do a thorough exam and give your cat a clean bill of health. If there is a problem that is worse than the original injury present, your vet will know what to do to take care of it.