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My cat came home with fighting injuries from local pets.(or wild)
He's got multiple lacerations (most of them superficial) except
The 2 around his anus/testicles.(fixed) those 2 look like possible
Infection sites. From my info & hopefully I can attach a pic; what do
You suggest I do? Or how can I help him-maybe anti-biotic ointment?
But I'm worried he'll lick it off. Oh yea, he keeps licking his wounds. Has been
Lathargic since he came home last nite. I haven't let him out much today,
But even when he snuck out, he took it easy. Right now, he's laying down.
He's 3yr old cat that has the energy & spirit of a kitten still.

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Hello Tony,

Looks like the wounds are almost healed. Ointments are not preferred due to licking habit. If at all used, you may try triple antibiotic ointment for the superficial wounds.   As long as the wounds are not infected and healing naturally, there is nothing to worry about. If you feel that the wounds are taking too long to heal, antibiotic injections or tablets per orally has to be administered. This would prevent further developments of abscesses at the wound site, if it were deeper.

regards

anand

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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