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Hello, you are through Dr Maria Serrano, a 10+ years experienced veterinary surgeon. Sorry to hear about Ginny! Might I ask a couple of questions?
Is she neutered and has had her vaccinations?
Any changes on behaviour?
Le t me look into it, it will only take a couple of minutes :)
Having to checked the wounds myself, I would assume Ginny is displaying kitty behaviour and having encounters with other cats, leading to fights and being the cause of the wounds. Cat bites and scratches tend to happen on the areas you describe: face and shoulder, sometimes even base of tail.
The main issue would be to prevent the wounds from getting infected and causing what we call Cat Bite Abcessess. You could use diluted chlorhexidine twice daily for this.
Does this help?
It should get better with time. but definitely keeping an eye on the wounds and cleaning them with antiseptic prevents build up of bacteria (and a trip to the vets!)
Hope Ginny recovers well :)
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