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Injuries are the most common type of injury in cats. Depending on the cause of the tissue damage, wounds are divided into cut, punctured, lacerated, bruised and bitten.

Cut and stab wounds are characterized by a relatively small area of ​​tissue damage, heavy bleeding, smooth edges.

For bruised, biting, lacerated wounds, relatively large areas of tissue trauma, uneven edges and, as a rule, minor bleeding are characteristic.

The greatest danger is bitten wounds, which are most often infected and are accompanied by necrosis. Veterinarians should deal with their treatment, however, before the arrival of the veterinarian, you yourself must take all measures in order to disinfect the wound in a timely manner. Sometimes, with minor injuries, the cat performs the necessary "sanitation" itself, licking the wound. Lysozyme contained in saliva has a high antibacterial activity, lysing the walls of bacteria.

First aid Treat any wound with removal of purulent blood masses from the surface of the skin. For this purpose, use sterile cotton swabs moistened with a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide (this is not only a disinfectant, but also a hemostatic agent). Just try not to wash the caked blood directly from the wound itself, because otherwise the bleeding can resume with renewed vigor. After stopping the bleeding, the hair around the wound should be carefully cut. If there are foreign objects in the wound (glass, grains of sand, etc.), remove them with tweezers, and wash the wound cavity several times with a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide or a pink solution of potassium permanganate. After that, lubricate the skin around the wound with 5% iodine (green, alcohol or vodka), and the wound itself can be dusted with ranosan, bacocide P, streptocide powder (norsulfazole, sulfadimezin, etc.), treated with sanatol spray. If yawning is strong, cover the wound with a sterile cloth (a piece of sterile bandage folded several times) and apply a bandage. If you can’t treat the wound immediately, then try to tighten its edges and fix the skin in this position using an adhesive plaster or tight bandage.

Particularly carefully it is necessary to treat bitten wounds, since when biting, saliva, wool, and dirt from the skin get into the wound. Such wounds are best washed with hydrogen peroxide (3-4 times) using a syringe or a syringe without a needle. With numerous chewed wounds, it is difficult to find in the coat and treat all wounds, while wound healing or solitary phytoelite ointment gives good results, when applied a thin layer on the skin around the wound with a capture of 2 cm of the healthy area, arnica tincture with calendula also helps (1:10 )

After the initial treatment of the wound, show the cat to the veterinarian.

Homeopathic treatment. For any type of injury, use Traumeel as soon as possible. It will immediately relieve pain, prevent the development of inflammation and infection. It is better to make an injection right away, but if this is not possible, then the drug can be given orally every 15-30 minutes.

The duration of treatment depends on the degree of damage and can range from one injection to a 1-2 week course.

The criterion for the termination of treatment are two objective signs: stopping the inflammatory process and the full restoration of the behavior and reactions of the animal.

Shown: marsh calf, common lingonberry, blue cornflower, highlander, marjoram, marigold, fireweed, sea buckthorn, tansy, large plantain, three-part train, horse sorrel.

Hemostatic plants: common barberry, mountaineer pepper, elecampane, St. John's wort, erect cinquefoil, gray alder, knotweed, motherwort five-lobed, saber marsh, yarrow, horsetail.

For any wounds, you can apply to the open wound, both fresh and poorly healing, tincture of calendula along with arnica water or St. John's wort (hypericum), tincture of safroderm, alcoholic extract of sanatol, osteochy phytoelitis preparation.

15.1 Penetrating chest wounds

The reasons for causing chest injuries in cats can be very different: a collision with sharp objects or with moving vehicles, falling from a tree or from a windowsill, knife wounds.

Penetrating wound of the chest is dangerous because air enters the pleural cavity, the lung collapses and the onset of symptoms of respiratory failure begins (shortness of breath, blanching of the mucous membrane of the eyes). With a through wound of the chest, air is sucked into the wound (the wound "breathes"), as well as the release of bloody foam from the lumen of the wound, nostrils and oral cavity.

First aid: stop air supply to the chest cavity as soon as possible. For this purpose, cover the wound with a four-fold plastic bag (oilcloth, handkerchief, napkin) and tightly screw it on. Give the cat pain medication and take it to the nearest veterinary clinic as soon as possible.

15.2. Penetrating wounds to the abdomen

Most often found after falling on a metal fence with sharp spikes, barbed wire, as well as due to knife wounds. With a penetrating wound of the abdominal wall, abdominal organs (omentum, intestinal loop) can be seen in the wound lumen. In a severe case, loss of the omentum and intestines is also possible.

First aid: put on a wound a tight bandage from any improvised means (towel, handkerchief, scarf, sheet flap), give the animal anesthetic, and take it to the nearest veterinary clinic as soon as possible. In case of intestinal prolapse (in no case trying to straighten the loops yourself!), You should fix the cat, lay it on its side, wash the dropped intestinal loops with saline solution, carefully put the dropped loops on a bandage or napkin and bandage them to the stomach.

In no case should you feed or drink a cat!

For penetrating wounds of the chest and abdomen, do not use any antiseptics!

Urgently deliver the cat to the nearest veterinary clinic.

15.3. Purulent wounds

First aid Festering wounds thoroughly rinse with 3% hydrogen peroxide in turn with a solution of furatsilina (1: 5000), removing pus along with dead tissue. Wool around the wound can be treated with 5% iodine. The PAN drug, as well as gamavit, which includes PAN, accelerates the healing of purulent wounds.

It is advisable to entrust the veterinarian with a professional treatment of purulent wounds.
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