Eight top tips to help treat cat wounds

Posted by Nurse Whiskers. December 10th 2013.

Injured cats are a real worry to their owners, but there are steps you can take to help your feline friends when they do get hurt.

Here are eight top tips you should follow when your cat is injured.

  1. nurse and catFirstly, if your cat has a wound you should confine your cat indoors until the wound is healed in order to minimise the chances of causing further contamination.
  2. You will also need to provide a litter tray, which your cat may not be used to. It may also involve locking all your cats in the house for a few days.
  3. Ensure you have at least one litter tray per cat.
  4. Some cats will display a preference for a certain type of litter, so try to ensure that litter is provided and if your cat will not use the litter tray then try a different variety.
  5. Garden earth from the outdoors can be an ideal litter for a cat not used to indoor toileting.
  6. Cats that are not used to house confinement may find life indoors stressful and the use of ‘Feliway’ diffusers may help to soothe your cat.
  7. Some cats prefer the privacy of hooded litter trays.
  8. Provide an easily digestible, high quality diet to ensure the cat eats well during a time of stress. Optimum nutrition will help the wound heal quickly.
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