Natural Disinfectant Spray for Cat Wounds
Are you prepared for a pet emergency? Most households have a first-aid kit for humans and a basic understanding of human first aid but are unaware of what to do regarding minor pet emergencies. Accidents and injuries can happen anytime so having a cat first aid kit is essential for providing immediate care but is by no means a replacement for proper veterinary care. If your kitty is experiencing any emergency (major or minor), please take them to your trusted vet or emergency veterinary hospital as soon as you can. Also, do keep in mind that cats are very sensitive creatures and when they experience discomfort or stress, they may bite or scratch, so take special care to protect yourself.
How NHV’s Cat First-Aid Spray Supports Healing and Recovery
Cats are highly sensitive, intuitive creatures so even the smallest cut or scratch can cause extreme distress. Ingredients like Neem and Tea Tree oil contain natural disinfectant properties for cleaning wounds and discouraging the development of pathogenic infections. The sedative properties in California Poppy help relax your furry friend’s muscles to reduce stress, encourage healing, and help with discomfort. Aloe Vera’s highly effective antifungal and antibacterial properties are comparable to silver sulfadiazine (a common prescription cream used for treating and preventing infection). Ingredients like Marigold and Usnea, promote faster recovery by offering many beneficial wound and skin-healing compounds.
The Basics of Cat Emergency Care
- Keep information about your kitty’s medical history and your veterinarian’s phone number in an easily accessible place.
- Find out where the nearest 24-hour veterinary hospital is located. Have this information posted, so that all household members are aware.
- Just like in humans, there are pet first aid courses, and it's a great idea for all pet parents to be up-to-date on proper pet first aid techniques
- Always have a cat first aid kit on hand.
These are the most important items for building a cat first aid kit:
- Sterile Gauze (pads)
- Stretch bandage (vet wrap - very handy)
- Bandaging tape
- Safety scissors
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Cotton balls or swabs
- Chlorhexidine wash (0.5%)
- Splinting materials
- Disposable gloves
- Antiseptic Spray for Cat Wounds (We suggest NHV First Aid Spray)
- Diarrhea/ Constipation medication (our natural suggestion is NHV Plantaeris for diarrhea and NHV Maris for constipation)
- Antibiotic ointment (We suggest NHV All Clear Ointment)
Support Your Pet Naturally with NHV Supplements
All of our products are 100% natural and formulated by a holistic veterinarian and a master herbalist with more than 50+ years of experience. For any questions about pet first aid or how to prepare for a trip with your furry companion, contact an NHV Pet Expert.
- item number
- 0.70 LBS
- 1 fl. oz. (30ml)
- life stages
- adult, senior, kitten
- made in
Made with the finest, organically grown, or ethically harvested herbs. Made specifically for pets, vet-formulated and vet approved.
- Aloe Vera—Commonly used for healing wounds, burns, sores and for soothing skin; may stimulate the immune system as well as encourage the healing of minor cuts; the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties are highly effective with its antifungal properties being comparable to silver sulfadiazine
- California Poppy—An herb that contains sedative properties to relax muscle spasms, reduce discomfort and soothe agitation; may help prevent infection associated with cuts and scrapes
- Marigold—Also known as Calendula Officinalis, this herb has antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, which may aid with minor cuts, insect bites, abrasions, and rashes.
- Neem—Contains many restorative and disinfectant properties beneficial for healing wounds and preventing infection; rich in fatty acids and glycerides.
- Tea Tree Oil—Has been used traditionally to heal wounds and prevent infections; contains antibacterial, antifungal and disinfectant properties beneficial for cleaning wounds and fighting infections of the skin
- Usnea—Beneficial against skin infections due to its defense against microorganisms, effective against Candida albicans fungal infections; contains vitamin C (a natural antioxidant), sterols and fatty acids which promote healthy, strong skin
Topical Spray: Spray several times a day to the affected area(s) until healed.
It may sometimes be necessary to shave or trim your pet’s hair so that the First Aid spray reaches the affected area. If necessary, cover the affected area(s) with gauze dressing.
Do not spray near or into your eyes or nose. May initially sting on open cut
Will the first aid spray for cats sting?
Depending on your unique kitty, as well as the location and severity of the injury, the alcohol in the spray may cause some discomfort (your kitty may try to scratch or bite you so be careful!)
How long will the first-aid spray last?
If kept in a cool, dry place, shelf life after opening is up to 1.5 years.
How do I get my cats to get along?
Are your cats not getting along like they used to? There may be something more going on, like a medical or behavioral reason behind the change in their relationship. Cats are very sensitive creatures so a sudden change to their environment (like a new kind of litter) can trigger usual behavior, including aggression. To learn more about how to help your cats get along, read our blog post about it!
If my cat gets chin acne, can I use this?
Yes. Just like humans, your kitty can develop small oily bumps (like blackheads or whiteheads) on their chin. So we recommend spraying a little bit of the cat first-aid spray onto a cotton swab and dabbing the acne rather than spraying the area directly to avoid getting the spray into your pet’s eyes, mouth, nose and ears. Its antiseptic properties deter infection and the astringent properties tighten pores to discourage dirt, oil and bacteria from accumulating. Although it is alcohol-based and can be drying for your kitty’s skin, ingredients like Aloe Vera, Neem and Marigold protect and restore moisture and encourage healing.
What does it mean when cats fight?
Sometimes it can be tough to tell if cats are playing or fighting, but a sure way to tell is by observing their body language.
Ways to tell if cats are fighting:
- Hissing or Growling: when cats are playing, they don’t generally make much sound; they may occasionally meow but if there is hissing or growling, they may be fighting.
- Ears back: when cats are playing, their ears are mostly upright or forward but if they are fighting, their ears may be turned back towards the head.
- Claws out: when cats are playing, their claws are typically retracted but if they are fighting, their claws are likely out so they can cause harm.
- Hair standing on end: when cats are playing, their coat is fairly relaxed but when they are fighting, they tend to puff up the hair on their body and tail to make themselves look bigger (also known as “Halloween Cat”).
Can I get sick from a cat scratch?
It may be possible, for a person, to get sick with cat scratch fever if they are bitten, scratched, or licked by a cat that is infected with the bacteria Bartonella henselae. The infection does not usually cause serious illness but can aggravate health issues in people with a weakened immune system.