Cats are curious creatures who love to climb and explore, and sometimes this can lead to cuts and scrapes or more serious wounds and burns. If left untreated, these small wounds could develop infections which could lead to more serious health issues. Wounds can be caused from anything from bumping into hard or sharp objects, tree branches, attacks from animals, and other dangers. Since cats love to roam, the best way to prevent injuries is to ensure your controlled space that your kitty lives in is a free from sharp objects and dangers as possible.
- A visual cut, scrape or torn skin
- Missing hair
- Increased licking of a certain area
- Limping, pain or tenderness
If your kitty comes home with a wound that is bleeding, you will need to apply direct pressure to the wound, using a clean cloth or sterile gauze. If the wound appears to be quite severe your kitty should see a vet for further treatment. You can clean around the wound, but you should let the vet flush the wound itself. If the bleeding stops and the wound appears manageable, you can gently clean around the wound. Apply our natural products from the Cuts, Scrapes and Hotspots Kit and tape clean gauze in place. Do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on your cat as these will damage the tissue. For more information about pet first aid, read our blog featuring the basics of dog and cat emergency care.