How to treat a cat wound? For many years people have used hydrogen peroxide to clean wounds. It is still frequently used today to irrigate them and get rid of the infection. Sometimes it is used in its finished form, and sometimes it is diluted with water.
The way the peroxide bubbles up gives the impression that it is doing its “job,” cleansing the wound of harmful bacteria. Many people believe that this reaction is caused by the solution attacking the bacteria in the lesion, although in fact it also damages cells in the process.
Hydrogen peroxide cannot distinguish between “good” and “bad” cells. It kills everything, including white blood cells, which slows healing, causing the wound to stay open longer, which can lead to more infections.
Another commonly used wound cleaner is alcohol. It can really minimize germ activity on the wound surface, but other than that, it burns the skin very quickly.
The first action to treat a cat’s wound should be a thorough rinse with clean water or saline to initially minimize infectious lesions. This will provide hydration and help clean the affected area without risking damage to the “good” cells. The saline solution has the same composition as the body tissues and is gentle on the vital healing cells. Daily rinsing will remove bacteria, pus, and dead cells.
How to prepare saline solution for a cat correctly:
- Prepare a glass of boiling water.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to it.
- Stir until completely dissolved and leave to cool.
When treating, the hair should be carefully trimmed or shaved. After washing, gently dry the wound and apply a healing ointment to protect the cells, eliminate infection and promote healing. The injured area should be protected from drying out. Then apply a dressing if the wound is on a limb (just don’t tie it too tight!). Be sure to change it at least once a day.