Minor injuries in cats are inevitable. The minor injury may be abrasions, scrapes, cuts etc. The minor injuries are mostly seen in cats that live outside the house whole day. Of course, these injuries heal on its own in healthy cats. But the pain, swelling and the discomfort that the injuries cause needs to be taken care by the pet owner, is it not?
The minor injuries are in general treated with antibiotics and anti inflammatory agents. The conventional treatment can be topical or systemic. It is true these antibiotics and other chemicals bring comfort to the cats, but the prolonged or frequent use can lead to damage of the immune system of the cat. The cats may lick the chemicals applied topically. The chemicals absorbed may not be digested properly and may result in digestive disturbances thus deteriorating the health of the casts.
Hence, it is always advisable to go in for home remedies for minor injuries as they are safe and have no side effects. Although there are numerous home remedies for cat urine removal, the natural remedy for minor injuries are only in negligible amount. Let’s discuss it out here.
First the wound should be observed and assessed. In case if there is no bleeding and the wound is small, it is better to leave it as it is. The wound will heal on its own.
If the wound is deep, then it needs to be cleaned with sterile saline. The fur or hair in the area needs to be trimmed. Take two tea spoons of Epsom salt. Dissolve it in the warm water. Soak a piece of gauze in it. Compress the gauze gently on the wound.
If the wound is bleeding, then attempt should be made to stop the bleeding. Cold compress is the best option as it controls the bleeding and also reduces the swelling. For Cold compress, place crushed ice in small plastic bag and wrap the same with dry towel and use it for compress the affected area for about five minutes.
We can also use natural disinfectants such as honey or aloe vera. The honey can be applied with cotton swab and juice of aloe vera can be applied over wound. The wound can be covered with fresh clean comfrey or plantain leaves and can be secured with bandage immersed in cold water. But, the dressing should be changed daily.