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Sore scabby skin

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Wiz201, Oct 28, 2012.


  1. Wiz201

    Wiz201 PetForums VIP

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    My 5 year old black girl has been itching and washing herself more than usual in the last few days, so when she was sitting on my knee I did a quick check of her and I noticed where her fur had thinned a bit there was scabby bloody bits on it. Now, I did buy some Iams the other week just because it was on special offer, but I wish I hadn't now because I think it could be linked to that, as she wasn't doing it before. Any holistic treatments I can try before the inevitable vet trip?
     
  2. sami87

    sami87 PetForums Member

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    When I noticed Lily first over-grooming I tried saline, washing the sore bits up to four times a day. We still had to go to the vets after a week or so of this but hopefully you won't have to! :eek:
     
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    Wiz201 PetForums VIP

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    oh right, where can I get hold of some stuff? I would have to catch her in a very sleepy mood to do any sort of treatment.
     
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    sami87 PetForums Member

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    All you do is dissolve some coarse salt (preferably) into boiling water, then leave it to cool down before you wash the sores. The ratio is 9 grams of salt to every 1000ml of water.

    I rinsed the skin off after with some normal water and then patted it dry.

    Use cotton balls and don't use the same one twice.

    Hope that helps :)
     
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