Cat First Aid Wound Care

As a caring pet parent, cat healthcare is your top priority. Healthcare goes beyond feeding your cat the right food and giving her cat vitamins and supplements. Most injuries are avoidable, but accidents do happen. If they do, you will need to be prepared. A wound is an injury that causes damage to the skin and potentially underlying tissues. Open wounds are painful and can get infected if not treated properly. Your pretty kitty doesn’t have nine lives, so it’s important to know how to clean a cat’s wound properly and care for her while you seek medical attention. Initially, you should attempt to stop the bleeding by applying direct pressure to the wound with dry gauze and cat bandages. Keep your kitty’s paw up to reduce blood flow to the bleeding area while you take her to the veterinarian for cat wound treatment. Chewy has everything you need for proper cat first aid and recovery. Get everything you need to make cat first aid kits to store at your home and take on-the-go with you when you travel. Important cat first aid items include sterile gauze pads, antibiotic gel, hydrocortisone cream, wire scissors and blood clotting powder like Remedy+Recovery Stop Bleeding Styptic Powder. Use Vetericyn Plus Antimicrobial Wound Hydrogel Pet Spray to keep hot spots, scrapes, sores, and cuts moisturized and clean. Cats tend to lick or scratch at wounds, especially as they heal. To help your cat heal faster, there are cat cone collars. Cat cones don’t have to be uncomfortable. There are soft cat collars like All Four Paws Comfy Cone Cat Collar. Find these cat supplies and more at Chewy’s online pet store 24/7.

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