Treating an Open Sore on a Cat

One of my senior cats had pulled a patch of his hair out, between his shoulder blades, and now it's taken forever to heal. I had put a mix of an ant-itch cream and antibiotic cream on it, but he is able to reach it by licking it off. Any help or suggestions?

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February 12, 20150 found this helpful

First be sure the wound is actually healing-you may need a vet to check the area for possible infection. You can purchase a neck collar at a pet store that restricts your kitty's movement and will definitely not permit him to lick his wound.

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February 13, 20150 found this helpful

Since this wound is not acting like a normal wound I would have it looked at by a Vet asap. It could be a fungus or cancer.

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February 13, 20150 found this helpful

This may be an abscess - an infection under the skin that you can't see. If that's the case, treating it topically with creams and such won't help. You may need antibiotics from your vet.

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October 14, 20160 found this helpful

My cat has literally scratched the whole side of her face off how can I stop it

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September 14, 20170 found this helpful

We had a similar injury on our cat. I purchased some infant t-shirts and kept the shirts on her for a few weeks while the spot healed and she grew new hair.

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She would lick the shirt but couldn't get to the wound allowing it to heal.

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