Stoping a Cat from Scratching Its Wound

My cat had his left front leg amputated. He was healing fine until they took the staples out. He opened a wound on his shoulder blade. The vet gave me antibiotics and told me to clean his wound and put Neosporin in it. That was doing good for about a week. I thought his wound was starting to close, but then he goes and scratches at it and now it's a longer wound. Does anyone know how to keep a cat form scratching at his wound so it can heal properly?
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January 12, 20191 found this helpful

Make sure the claws are trimmed. Put antibiotic ointment on the wound.

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January 13, 20190 found this helpful

Prayers for your kitty. A clear elizabethean collar may help. Talk to the vet ASAP to find if he/she has a better solution, like a special wound protective cover. The vet may also suggest medication to keep the kitty calm so he won't have energy to scratch.

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January 13, 20190 found this helpful

The best thing Ive found is a soft e-collar that fits around the cats neck. This one is very soft fabric so the cat can move about freely, without a huge plastic cone around their head. I bought mine on Amazon, for my Lucy when I administer her subcutaneous fluids. So she cant bite me. I think the manufacturer was Kong. I recommend getting a soft fabric kind.

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January 14, 20190 found this helpful

An e collar or a padded cotton collar seems to work best. You need to see your Vet again to see that your kitty does not get another infection started in his wound.

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Dont wait. Those things can develop quickly.

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