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Wound That Won't Heal

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Our cat, Riley has a wound that won't heal. It is in his ear. He has worn a cone for over 8 weeks. It has not responded to antibiotics or steriods.

Here is a photo of the wound:


http://www.therapymaps.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48

Does anyone have any advice???? thanks, Kim & Miriam
post #2 of 10
that's really nasty looking poor baby! is there a chance it's some sort of advanced yeast infection?
i really have no idea, tho...
post #3 of 10
Oh my goodness, that looks horrible.

What is the vet saying the cause of it is?
Have they given you any antibiotic ointments to use on it?
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
We have done antibiotics, steriods and Riley has worn a cone for the past 8 weeks. Nothing has worked. Seen two different vets several times....One vet thought it was a food allergy, another thought it might be an autoimmune problem....hummmmm
post #5 of 10
Has anyone tested for VRSA? It's a nasty type of staph bacteria that responds to a very limited number of antibiotics. The human version of this bacteria is called MRSA.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
no - that is an idea that we will investigate - do you happen to know how they test for it?
post #7 of 10
Unless I'm mistaken, it's MRSI in animals, MRSA in humans.....

Here's a thread with two specific links....read carefully, share with the Vet, consider carefully both having a culture done and getting a referral to a dermatologist - or, perhaps contacting the specialist mentioned in the PetConnection article.
post #8 of 10
Has that been cultured??
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by BLAISE View Post
Unless I'm mistaken, it's MRSI in animals, MRSA in humans.....

Here's a thread with two specific links....read carefully, share with the Vet, consider carefully both having a culture done and getting a referral to a dermatologist - or, perhaps contacting the specialist mentioned in the PetConnection article.
Oh, yeah, that's right, MRSI is the animal strain. VRSA is the new mutation of MRSA in humans, sorry.
post #10 of 10
I didn't look at the picture. I am thinking biopsy it?
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