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Cat just got neutered, licking his wound..

March 24th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Hi Guys,

My cat just got neutered today and he's licking his wound.. the doctor recommended I put skin cream on it.. it does work for the most part.. but I'm worried he will lick it while Im away.. or asleep.. Is there anything else you guys can recommend? Its late so i can't get a e-collar..

Jim Hall
March 24th, 2010, 08:38 PM
unless he is relly going at it biting it and trying to pull the stiches i wouldnt worrry about it if you have do you have any aloe ?
thats nice anr soothing to a cat and licking it is ok

March 24th, 2010, 10:31 PM
Is the area red/inflamed?

hmm I can't think of anything besides the e-collar at the moment as I'm sure kitty would find a way to get anything else off. Are u just using regular human skin cream??? I'm not sure about that because of the ingredients....but aloe like Jim suggested is a good idea.

March 25th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Thanks for feedback :], Actually he is doing well today, he doesn't seem to be doing any licking.. pretty much back to normal

March 25th, 2010, 01:29 PM
Actually he is doing well today, he doesn't seem to be doing any licking.. pretty much back to normal

Yay!! Give that gorgeous white boy of yours some chin rubbins for me. :cloud9:

March 30th, 2010, 05:54 PM
Hi Guys,

Its been about 5 days since the neuter, he seems to be doing great, but I've noticed a very small scab has formed where I assume the incision was.. Is this normal? He is not experiencing any pain, he's acting 100% normal.. Should I be concerned?

March 30th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Is it red, swollen or oozing along the incision or around the scab? If not, it's probably okay. If you have any doubts, of course, check with your vet.

March 30th, 2010, 08:11 PM
Nah there is no redness, swelling or oozing... I guess its probably fine

Thx for quick reply :]

March 30th, 2010, 08:13 PM
Just keep an eye on it for any signs of infection and keep him from licking at it (it might be starting to get itchy, which might mean he'll try to lick it more) and it should be okay. How big is the scab?