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My cat is 14 years old, spayed female house cat. She seldom goes outside & when she does she don't go out of her own backyard. She is a nervous cat by nature.

She recently got out & when she came back in she had been badly injured. I think the male cat next door attacked her. Poor thing had her ears & side of her face torn. The only available vet in my area can not see her till July 31st. The wounds are weeping & smells badly. I am bathing the wounds & cleaning with soft tissues & peroxide. I have also used a good antibiotic ointment on the damaged ear.

Has anyone had to deal with this type of injury? How did you treat your cat's wounds? I would appreciate any advice you may have to offer.
 
Posts: 5231 | Location: ~ if I'm not here...I wish I was. ~  | Registered: May 05, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Miss Lensews2, Please take your cat to an emergency all-hours vet clinic immediately - I can't believe that any reputable vet would put off an appointment until July 31st in this situation. Mad

Perhaps you didn't make the extent of damage clear to the vet's staff when you called? In any event she needs more than topical treatment, she needs antibiotics either by injection or pills - YESTERDAY - infections can kill in less than 7 days.

Seriously, this is one time that immediate vet medications can literally make this difference between your cat living or not. This type of injury simply can't be put off for later treatment ~ please get her help immediately and post back re the results ~ wishing the best for both of you.

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And, if you have no other vet services in the area where you live (emergency or otherwise), bundle up your cat in a cat carrier/box or whatever and be standing at the vet's door when they open tomarrow am.

I guarantee that they will attend to her once you are there as this type of injury truly is life-threatening and, even with antibiotics, if 72 hrs or more has gone by it will be touch and go based on the injuries you have described.

SHE NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION RIGHT NOW and I hope that you are able to find it for her... Ps and Ts going out to both of you.
 
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Totally agree--this is an emergency. Kitty needs to see a vet right away.

T's and P's to you and kitty. Please post back.
 
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Just wondering how the injured kitty is?
 
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Update, Dusty is doing fine. While waiting for an opening I treated her by keeping her wound cleaned with peroxide & I applied antibiotic ointment. I babied her with special food & extra liquids. The vet gave her a strong AB shot, cleaned the infected ear more thoroughly & gave us ear drops. Told me to continue cleaning with peroxide. Follow up in 2 weeks. She is doing so much better & has a bigger appetite than ever before. They say cats have 9 lives. This cat has used up two of them. Thank you so much for your caring concern.
 
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Dusty is the one on the right. Grey mix. Pic taken before her misadventure.

 
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Thank you for the update on Dusty. I and I'm sure many others have been worrying about your kitty. Please continue to keep us updated and thank you for the picture of your cuties.

Marilyn
 
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