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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I have a 7 month old kitten named Sooki. I took her in about 3 months ago for thermal burns (a VERY bad batch of flea meds) in which the vet had to remove the rotting skin and staple her from the middle of her back down to her tail. He actually thought she wasnt going to make it. Since the surgery she's back to her normal self and has been growing like a weed. The only problem is the area right above her tail wont heal. The vet has stitched it about 20 times and has finally given up. He diagnosed her with a crappy immune system. He told me to let mother nature run its course and hope for the best. Ive used Neosporin that she licks off faster then I can put it on. The vet also doesnt want to give her a cone because he doesnt feel its necessary. Somedays the wound looks wet and other days it looks dry Im just happy the vet doesnt think she is in any kind of pain and thinks she has become accustomed to living with this open wound. I was wondering if anyone else has encountered anything like this or has any ideas of how I can help her finally heal completely...Thank you!!

 

WARNING: PICTURES MAY BE GRAPHIC TO SOME VIEWERS.

.After her surgery

 

the burns

the open wound that wont heal

 

 

post #2 of 17
Poor baby. In the past I have two things with open wounds, but it depends what kind they are. Aluspray is a sealant for wounds, used on humans and animals and keeps the air out, stops infection, and the animal cannot lick it off. Eventually it wears off. But you cannot do that with abscesses or infected wounds as the infection will turn inwards and get worse. The other thing is a cone or an open net body bandage. I am surprised your vet will not give her a cone - it would seem the logical thing, then dress the wound. It will never heal by itself, with her licking it. I would talk to him again, or make your own cone of cardboard or plastic.
post #3 of 17

Oh your poor kitty! Would you tell us exactly what happened to cause those burns? What is the product you used?

 

I would think about getting a second opinion.

post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

The product I used was Advantage which I was very surprised it happened, I thought Advantage was one of the better products to use. I thought maybe I bought the wrong dosage but it was aproppiate for her age/weight. I adopted them from a women who told me the mother cat got run over by a car (she was an outside cat) and she couldn't afford to take care of the kittens. Soon after I got Sooki and her brother I realized they were invested with fleas, thats when I bought the Advantage. Nothing happened to her brother.

post #5 of 17
Yes, that is surprising, but it happens occasionally that a cat has an allergy or other reaction to products we think are safe.
post #6 of 17

That poor little baby, it may be bothering him and that's why he keeps licking the wound.  I have this stuff called "Vetericyn"  that I've used on a bird for a skin wound and infection.  You can get this at most pet stores or even Amazon.com has it. It does works good and  I've heard from others that this worked good for their pets injuries.

 

Here is a link to it so you may read about it: 

 

http://vetmedicine.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=vetmedicine&cdn=homegarden&tm=14&f=10&su=p284.13.342.ip_p504.6.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//vetericyn.com/

 

I sure hope little Sooki heals up soon. Good thoughts coming your way. vibes.gif

post #7 of 17

I just want to let you know Vetericyn, is for all pets: cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, goats and birds.  It has no steroids in it and will not burn it actually can be safely used for eye infections. It's for Hot spots, Rain Rot, Rashes, Post-surgical sites, Burns, Fungus, Ringworm, Skin infections, Scratches, Eye Infections, Skin Ulcers, Thrush and Insect bits.  Whatever skin problem is on your pet this can be used safely.  smile.gif

post #8 of 17

What about Colloidal Silver?  Have you tried that?  I, personally, have never had the need for it, thankfully, but many, many folks here at TCS swear by it. 

 

Here's a thread the talks about one cat in particular that may have been saved by it: http://www.thecatsite.com/t/240011/colloidal-silver-usage-for-cats-health-in-some-occasions

 

vibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gif.  What a thing to go thru!  Your poor baby !!!!!!!

post #9 of 17
That's so odd, Sally, the link says there's characters not allowed when I click on it, yet when I conduct the search for Ambermay's thread, I get the same link. http://www.thecatsite.com/t/240011/colloidal-silver-usage-for-cats-health-in-some-occasions but this one seems to work?

To the OP, I am so, so sorry for everything you and your kitty have gone through! hearthrob.gif But PLEASE, please, please read this thread. The kitty in the thread lives in Africa, and the OP had tried EVERYTHING to heal an ENORMOUS would on her cat, working closely with her vet. Nothing was working. Colloidal Silver, at 500ppm per milion, was the only thing that worked - and quickly, actually. It required a lot of flushing daily, but clearly it was worth it. heartpump.gif

If you live in the US, you can order 500ppm colloidal silver from Amazon. This is the one we use: http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Colloidal-500ppm-8-oz/dp/B0011DP7GM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1358629972&sr=8-3&keywords=colloidal+silver+500ppm
post #10 of 17

LDG and mrsgreenjeens~

 

I just read nearly the whole thread of Ambermay's treatment for May with Colloidal Silver. That is so totally amazing! What a beautiful kitty! I've just learned a lot about the Colloidal Silver and I've never heard of it before this. Can that be used on birds as well as kitty's and dog's?  Is there an expiring date on it can it just be kept on hand for when of if needed?  I'm so impressed with that product and I've never heard of it before. Thanks to both of you for bringing it up! Maybe this is the answer and solution for CrazyCatMom2 and Sooki.  I so hope she comes back to this thread and reads this for herself cause this surely could heal her kitty Sooki.

 

Thank you so much and maybe there are others that just learned about it too!  clap.gif

post #11 of 17
I know, I hadn't heard of it until Carolina mentioned it somewhere. agree.gif We use it for everything now. laughing02.gif We work with ferals, and I often wind up with small cat bites (if it were a deep one, I'd probably go to the Doc), scratches - and any scratch, cut, knick from working around the house or outside - we reach for the CS. laughing02.gif For these things, it clears stuff up overnight. Even zits and pimples! clap.gif

For rescuers, IMO, it's indispensable. It works for ring worm, and is also recommended for things like demodex and ear mites. It clears up pink eye if diluted properly.

I have no idea if it has an expiration date. Nope, don't see one on the bottle. biggrin.gif
post #12 of 17
Second votes for a cone and colloidal silver!
post #13 of 17

"Second votes for a cone and colloidal silver!"

 

Third vote!! The silver works better than you'll imagine. The cone avoids further trauma to the healing area. Excellent recommendations!!

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by LDG View Post

I know, I hadn't heard of it until Carolina mentioned it somewhere. agree.gif We use it for everything now. laughing02.gif We work with ferals, and I often wind up with small cat bites (if it were a deep one, I'd probably go to the Doc), scratches - and any scratch, cut, knick from working around the house or outside - we reach for the CS. laughing02.gif For these things, it clears stuff up overnight. Even zits and pimples! clap.gif

For rescuers, IMO, it's indispensable. It works for ring worm, and is also recommended for things like demodex and ear mites. It clears up pink eye if diluted properly.

I have no idea if it has an expiration date. Nope, don't see one on the bottle. biggrin.gif

 

Hey there LDG...

 

I really think that I should get some of that there stuff called CS and have it on hand.   zwaai.gif  You never know when it may be needed.  laughing02.gif

 

Thank you!

post #15 of 17

I used CS for a sugical wound (myself, not a cat) and had great results. It worked very quickly too. I hope it helps your kitty get better fast.smile.gif

post #16 of 17
clap.gif What I do for us people is when we have a cut or something, I use a small piece of a cotton ball, soak it with CS, and then put it over the cut and hold it in place with a bandaid. Change it 2 or 3 times over the course of a day that first day, and it'll be healed up really quickly. I'm really allergic to cats, so scratches and accidental bites would ALWAYS blow up and get really red, and be slightly infected. With CS - doesn't happen. biggrin.gif
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by LDG View Post

clap.gif What I do for us people is when we have a cut or something, I use a small piece of a cotton ball, soak it with CS, and then put it over the cut and hold it in place with a bandaid. Change it 2 or 3 times over the course of a day that first day, and it'll be healed up really quickly. I'm really allergic to cats, so scratches and accidental bites would ALWAYS blow up and get really red, and be slightly infected. With CS - doesn't happen. biggrin.gif

 

Wow!!! That CS is awesome stuff!  highfive.gif

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