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Cure wounds on the cat’s pads

We can not forget that our beloved cats do not stop being predators and their organism is perfectly designed for hunting, an example of this are their pads. The pads of the cat have sensitivity, this sensitivity is used to measure the temperature of the surface on which they walk, as well as to evaluate the texture of their prey.

But obviously the pads are also resistant and are designed so that the cat can withstand certain punctures and tears while walking. We can also observe changes in the color of the pads depending on the type of coat of our cat.

Undoubtedly it is an anatomical structure of great importance for our pet, therefore, in this article we show you how to heal wounds on cat pads.

Check your cat’s pad.

Those cats that have greater contact with the outside and are more explorers are especially susceptible to suffer a wound in the pad, so you should check your cat’s pad before the main ones warning symptoms which are the following:

  • Limp
  • Signs of pain
  • Difficulty in mobility

Whenever it is a superficial wound or burn, it can be treated at home in the manner of first aid, in the opposite case, you must go to the veterinarian so that he proceeds to perform the cure.

How to cure a wound in the cat’s pad?

If your cat has suffered a small wound on your pad, you should proceed as follows to perform an adequate cure:

  1. performs a cleaning of the pad using only lukewarm water, rinse thoroughly until the pad is clean and you can make an appropriate assessment of the injury.
  2. If you notice that some object is stuck, remove it with tweezers.
  3. Soak sterilized gauze in hydrogen peroxide (oxygenated water), and moistens the entire pad with this preparation, abundantly, since the oxygenated water will act as an antiseptic, thus avoiding any possibility of infection.
  4. Apply on the wound Chlorhexidine digluconate suitable for pets, either spray or gel.
  5. Wrap the wound with sterile gauze and fix the gauze with hypoallergenic tape.
  6. Perform all this procedure on a daily basis until the wound is completely healed, making sure that your cat is walking normally again.

If you want to use a more natural cure, you should only change the chlorhexidine digluconate by aloe vera pulp 100% natural. The pulp of this cactus will help to reduce pain and inflammation, in addition, it will accelerate the healing process and tissue repair.

Monitor the progression of the wound

When carrying out the daily cure observe how the wound evolves, in the event that there is bleeding and it does not stop or we do not see improvement in healing, we should go to the veterinarian without delay, since in some cases small interventions may be necessary that only the veterinarian is able to perform.

This article is merely informative, in .com we do not have the faculty to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any kind of diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the veterinarian in case of any type of condition or discomfort.

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