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I just discivered that my cat got a wound on his back leg.

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I just discivered that my cat got a wound on his back leg. 50 pence sized area with no hair. A bit of blood but not anymore. He also does not seem to be limping. I cleaned it with an antibac soap and water solution. He keeps licking it - i got pics on the phone if needed. Any advice how to proceed?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Is he mainly outdoors?

3- What is the name or active ingredient of the antibiotic soap?

4- You can upload the picture through the "add on" button next to your reply button.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks a lot. Do you want me to add pictures as attachement?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Yes, you can do this via the add on button next to your reply button.

You're welcome.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Trying to send a close up
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
As additional info, he is undercanti flea treatment which were diagnosed with him yesterday
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for the pictures.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Is he strictly indoors?

3- Is the tissue raised in the wound?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
1. Discovered this about 1.5 hors ago
2. Indoor only - had escaped last week for 6 days but did not have this wound then
3. Not sure i uderstand the question. Skin tissue seens folded and a sublayer is visible
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

In the picture the skin appears to be raised instead of an orifice or hole as normally seen in a wound, is this correct?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Looks more like the upper skin is open and the layer below is visible. There is a clear border round the open part which is higher
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for the additional picture, much better. I got it.

1- What is the name or active ingredient of the antibiotic of the topical antibiotic you are using?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Endectrid cat pipette is what we use
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Is that what you are using on the wound?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ah no. For the wound i just used antibacterial soap. One secon. The thing above we used against the fleas
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
For the wound i used 500 ml water and 4 drops of carex anti bacterial soap
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for answering all of my questions. Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Dipped some kitchen roll into it and hold it onto the wound for aprox 30 seconds
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sure
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 10 months ago.

Friend, I was concern that what you are seeing as a wound could be an ulcerated tumor. But, in the last picture it appears to be the underlying muscle that it is exposed. In this case, I would strongly recommend a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian for a closer examination of the wound. In the meantime, this is what you can do:

1- Need to stop him from licking or he is going to delay healing. Pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking/gnawing the affected area.

2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Dilute 1-2 tablespoon for every cup of water. Use this mixture to flush the wound 2-3 times a day.

3- After flushing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. You can buy these over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist).

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

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