This is the story of little Lucifer, who went out for a day on the town and may have fallen into a little bit of trouble—the 2-year-old unaltered cat returned home with a very deep cut under his tail.
Cats who spend time outdoors are more susceptible to cuts and scrapes than cats who spend their time indoors. Why? They may tussle with other cats, or even dogs or squirrels. They can also run into sharp objects or suffer scrapes and bruises that come with the habit of squeezing through tight spaces. Very small scrapes or cuts on your cat will usually heal on their own without human intervention. However, if your cat has a deep cut, keep an eye on the wound site and watch for signs of swelling, redness, or oozing occurs, as that means it’s time to seek the help of a veterinarian.
Because Lucifer’s cut was very deep, his family decided it was best to take him to the vet. There, the wound was cleaned, and he was given some antibiotics and the dreaded cone of shame. (Yowl!) Lucifer comes from a family of four, and his father’s hours had been cut back at work; the family wasn’t able to afford the emergency care that he needed. So, they reached out to Fur Kids Foundation for help. Lucifer is now making a full recovery; and still likely up to no good.
While serious injuries like Lucifer’s should be seen by a veterinarian, minor scrapes can be treated at home. If you’re your cat’s cut isn’t too deep PetCareRX has a great article, How to treat a cat’s wound, which gives you step-by-step instructions on how to treat minor scrapes from home.
Fur Kids Foundation board members believe that one very important way to keep pets healthy is to spay and neuter them. Neutering a male pet helps to prevent aggression, roaming, urine marking, and a variety of other unwanted male behaviors. Cats can be fixed at any time during their life span. Your veterinarian can address any concerns there might be about performing the procedure. Spay or neuter your pet for a healthy and happy life. It’s really that simple.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!