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Top Cat hurt - poor baby

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
After a hard day already, I had just come home when we found Top Cat with a deep gash in his leg. We rushed him to the vet as soon as we could (ok, maybe not fast enough for me since I was yelling at my family for taking too long getting him ready - just stuff him in the carrier already or carry him yourself ). It turns out he'll need to stay overnight with pain meds and a bandaid since he won't get a chance to get stitches until the morning. The vet thinks he cut himself on something, we are still trying to find the source of the injury (he's an indoor cat, so we're confused on what could hurt him this way).
post #2 of 11
I hope he feels beter.
Anything sharp in your house?
Could something be in the furniture.
I got cut on my sofa before because the nails came out on the bottom.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
it would probably be in mom's room since while mom's at work he stays in her room.
post #4 of 11
awww, poor baby that he heals well, and that you are able to find the source of his injury
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
we took him home

they gave him clavamox and pain meds to take home

he goes back next week to get the stitches out

I posted in the breeder's corner thread the pics since he was supposed to go the cat show (why does this crap happens to the one that is showing and NOT the one who is staying home? ), but for easier viewing here's a pic recap:





post #6 of 11
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Thursday night, he ripped open a couple of stitches, but only resulted in a little pink on the surface. Took him Friday to the vet, and since they used both stitches and glue, and some stiches were still left, they left him alone. Now last night, mom heard him ripping open the rest of the stiches. This time, it opened up his wound. Now, I have to take him to the vet first thing tomorrow to probably have it reglued. I am going to ask for just the glue if possible because apparently stitches are too attractive for him.

What can I do in the meantime to make him comfortable?
post #7 of 11
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I've since been wrapping his leg with gauze, but he keeps taking it off. I've wrapped this one a bit more snuggly, but I've tried to not to do it too tight. We're supposed to go to Orlando this Thursday and I am very frustrated with the way things have going.
post #8 of 11
i really dislike E-collars, but sometimes they are necessary for short periods...do you think he could wear one just when someone isn't around to supervise him?
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Esme View Post
i really dislike E-collars, but sometimes they are necessary for short periods...do you think he could wear one just when someone isn't around to supervise him?
they tried it while he was still at the vet, they never saw a cat so stressed out by one. He actually scraped his leg in the cage trying to get it off, so that's out of the question since it made things worse.
post #10 of 11
What's probably happening is, as the wound heals it itches, so he fusses at it. Ask your vet about an ointment called animax. It is a prescription only veterinary ointment that has an antibiotic, antiviral and cortisone. The cortisone will relieve itching, so he will be more likely to leave it alone.

Another option is to use neosporin with pain relief. the pain relief ingredient deadens sensation so he will be more likely to leave it alone.

My vet has approved my use of neosporin with pain relief on my cats, but of course, check with your own vet before using anything advised on the internet.

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post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
neosporin was suggested to me by my other cat's vet (long story why they go to two places), but I haven't asked about it specifically for Top Cat.
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