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Sat May 25, 2013, 08:11 PM

Safe skin ointment for cats?

Last edited Sun May 26, 2013, 05:59 AM - Edit history (1)

I have a foster cat who jumped up on the kitchen counter when he got scared the other morning. I had a burner going on the stove and he jumped down immediately. I smelled singed fur but he jumped away so fast and that I didn't see what happened. He seemed okay for the next couple of days but today I noticed that he seemed to have licked the fur off the back of his leg, where he apparently been singed.

I'd like to apply some ointment or something else to make sure the area doesn't get infected.

Can anyone recommend a good ointment? Do you recommend a cone to prevent him from licking the ointment?

Thanks for whatever suggestions you can provide!

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Reply Safe skin ointment for cats? (Original post)
Sanity Claws May 2013 OP
siligut May 2013 #1
Lilyhoney May 2013 #2
Texasgal May 2013 #3
KC May 2013 #4
ginnyinWI May 2013 #5

Response to Sanity Claws (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:05 PM

1. Aloe vera gel should be good and safe if ingested

I have read that people use Neosporin on pets too. As far as a cone, poor kitty, I would use the aloe vera and not have to worry about ingestion.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:08 PM

2. Coconut oil and or cider vinegar.

Google it. I just did and it seems safe and helpful to use either or both products.
Poor kitty.
Also, there are some great burn band-aids at the pharmacy.

Lilyhoney

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Response to Sanity Claws (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. Is it possible to try

to clean it? I know, easier said than done!

I'd try to atleast run some peroxide or bactine on the affected area before covering it with ointment.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:52 AM

4. You might

call the vet but if it were me I would try to
find the place that was burned. Trim fur if necessary and then just use neosporin on
it several times a day. Cats and dogs are going to lick the area. So either you'll need to watch him to try to stop him from licking it and you can probably get a cone collar from the vet or I think PetSmart might have them too.
I do not think I'd put Hydrogen Peroxide on
a burn, but again I'd just call your vet and get their opinion.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 12:09 PM

5. Another vote for Neosporin

I've been using it on my cat without using a cone. The wound is on her head and she does wash her face now and then and must be ingesting a little bit of it, but she has been fine. But if the cat won't leave it alone and is constantly licking it, then use a cone for a few days. By the way, make sure you use the Neosporin that does not have the pain reliever in it as an extra ingredient. I have read that the regular stuff is the one you want to use on a pet.

I also second the advice about hydrogen peroxide: it can destroy skin, not heal it. My cat's wound got larger when I followed some bad advice to use it as a disinfectant! And this was advice given to me by my (now former) vet!

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