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Old 02-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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ISO advice w/cat wound meds

a ferral cat I took in has a nasty wound on his leg..

He is too wild to catch and take to the vet, but he will let me hold him each night for a bit..

Is it ok to use like Neosporine gel on the cut?

peroxide?

maybe my local vet has some creem or gel that might be better?

Thanks, Eric, Austin Tx.

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Peroxide kills cells, I would use the Neosporin, maybe dabbed on a cotton swab. He'll probably try to lick it off, but for the brief time it's on, it might help. So sweet of you to try and help the cat, Eric!
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:45 PM   #3
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Yes, hydrogen peroxide should only be used once, for initial cleaning. After that is does more harm than good.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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Yes you can do that.

Clean the wound as much as possible.
Douse it with the peroxide. Good amounts. It worked great for my dog who had just had abdominal surgery. It really cooled off the spot that had stitches. Apply the neosporin.

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Agree with the neosporin. A better solution for cleaning would be: Dakin's - 1 quart of cooled, boiled water add 2 tablespoons clorox bleach - not the ultra bleach. Don't use the peroxide...
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