Somehow, one of my cats ran into the corner of the kitchen cabinet as he played today, and now he has a cut on his back leg. I'm concerned that it might get infected. Is there something I can do to treat it? It's Saturday night, and the vet isn't open until Monday.
Cleaning it with mild soap and water is a great place to start. Then if you're really concerned about infection, you could add triple antibiotic ointment. If the animal wants to lick, I would try to cover it with gauze (you can use a roll of it to wrap the leg.) If you're super concerned, most vets have a on-call option to talk with a real vet and explain your concerns and see what he advises. Otherwise, this little bit of pet first aid should tide you over to Monday. Hope this helps!
You should definitely fill an eyedropper or spray bottle or some type of dispenser with water and a tiny, tiny bit of rubbing alcohol if possible, and try to clean it up a little bit. If it's just a little cut, it should be fine with just a rinse, but if you're worried it could need stitches, I suggest you find an animal hospital. If that's absolutely impossible, wrap the cut with gauze as you would a human cut, and change it daily until you can get to a vet.
Wash in warm water with a bit of dish soap, and wrap it up with some gauze if you have it. It should be fine.
if it is not deep and won't require stitches get some "utter balm" you can get it from Walmart , Walgreens. Use it on the cut it will not harm the cat when they lick it and it will heal the cut.
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