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Cuts & Scratches

Cats - Cuts & ScratchesLike humans, sometimes cats will get cut or scratched while going about their business. Some of these wounds will be practically unnoticeable, while others will need some medical attention, either from you or from the veterinarian.
 
Cats are generally considered “self-cleaners.” This trait can come in handy if your cat is wounded in some way. Cat saliva contains natural antiseptics that will help to clean and disinfect any wound that they are able to lick. This usually will be most helpful for smaller cuts or scrapes.
 
For more serious injuries that are not worthy of a trip to the veterinarian, get out your first aid kit. First, thoroughly flush the area with clean water. Then, apply an antibiotic cream a few times a day until the wound has healed.