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Clean her face

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by LindaGrace46, Jun 26, 2020.


  1. LindaGrace46

    LindaGrace46 PetForums Newbie

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    My cat won’t let me clean her face. She has dried blood on it which the vet advised me to clean. Any advice?
     
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    I imagine it is very sore and that's why she doesn't want you touching it. Has vet given you any pain relief for her to have at home?

    Have you taken away the mat she was rubbing her nose on?

    Can you post a close up photo of the wound? It is difficult to advise properly without seeing it.

    If it is a small wound then I'd advise buying Leucillin antiseptic spray from Pets at Home, spraying it on clean cotton wool and very gently dabbing the wound to soften the blood. You may need to to do this several times over the course of a day to get the blood off. Most cats do not mind have Leucillin used on them as there is very little odour to it and it does not sting.

    p.s. do not use any antiseptic intended for human use.
     
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    Posting a picture. Even before this she does not like getting held or touching her on the face. The vet told me to clean it and give it a few days. She is neither up or down with it, eating drinking as normal and her stools are normal.

     
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    She is a very pretty cat isn't she! [I love her beautiful big ears!} but I can't see the wound clearly, even when I enlarge the photo. You would need to take a close up of her nose and mouth.

    From what I can tell it is a small wound? I would get some Leucillin tomorrow and see if you can use that on her as I said earlier.

    If you can't then you'll need to take her to the vet and let them bathe her wound.
     
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    I will try another picture later on today. I will look in to getting Leucillin.

    thank you
     
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    Better picture
     

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    I'm really sorry, I still can't see anything amiss even when I enlarge the photo. It would really need to be a close up photo of just her nose and mouth area.
     
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