If you let your cat go outdoors, then you know there's a possibility that they could wind up in a fight or have some other type of injury. This is one of the reasons why indoor cats live longer than outdoor cats. Cats, unfortunately, get into situations all the time where they have nicks on their skin or puncture wounds from where another cat bit them. Sometimes these wounds become infected and require an expert veterinarian to take a look at them. More often than not, though, you can use holistic treatments for these types of injuries.
If your beloved feline friend sustained injuries, here are three possible holistic treatments to try.
Cats Will Try And Hide Their Wounds
- Hiding - your furry companion might be hiding under the bed, behind the toilet, or somewhere else in the house. If you're having trouble getting your cat to come out, something may be wrong.
- Searching for darkness - this is similar to hiding, but if your pet tends to be more willing to come out at night but spends all day under the bed, again, something may not be right.
- Disinterest in food or water - an injured pet may not have as much fascination for food and water. Your cat may elect to remain hidden during mealtime.
- Salt Water
- The Old Farmer's Almanac Recipe
- Arnica 30c
If your pet is in a fight or has some other significant injury, you can try a couple of pellets of arnica 30c per hour for three hours. Giving your pet arnica may help with bruising, bleeding, and swelling.
If The Wound Gets Worse, See A Vet
Trying holistic treatments and even CBD or hemp for pets is worthwhile since they are readily accessible and don't involve unwanted chemicals. However, if the wound continues to get worse, see a vet so they can clean and dress it. They can also tell you if there are other complications from the injury as well.
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