Wild Animal Encounters
Major and minor abrasions on your cat can come from a host of different sources. Cats can get themselves into all kinds of messes that might result in injury. One such situation, affecting mainly outdoor cats, is a wild animal encounter.
If your cat is bitten by any other animal (cat, dog, rodent, snake, etc.), wild or not, his health can be in danger, as many bacteria are carried in the mouth. It is important that you seek the advice of a veterinarian as soon as possible. In the meantime, follow normal first aid procedures to stop any bleeding and calm your cat.
Remember that a wounded cat is likely to find a secluded spot where he can be alone and lick his wounds before returning home. You may not notice a gash or bite until you happen to touch the wounded area and your cat responds to the pain.