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My cat rubbed her nose raw on her pet carrier trying to get out what can I do for it?

Asked by Shelley1851 (5 points ) December 14th, 2013

My cat rubbed her nose raw on her pet carrier what can I do for it

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jca's avatar

Once she is out of the carrier and more comfortable, it should get better on its own. You might put a little antibiotic ointment on it. It should get better by itself, though.

gailcalled's avatar

What if she tries to lick it off?

hearkat's avatar

Our veterinarians have instructed us to use A&D ointment for our cats numerous times over the years. I agree that you don’t want to use anything with medications unless prescribed or recommended by the vet – what is inert to humans can be toxic to other animals.

Shelley1851's avatar

She is out of the carrier and it doesnt look horrible but a bit red I tried some ointment but she keeps licking it off

gailcalled's avatar

How long had she been in the carrier? Had this happened before under similar conditions? Is the ointment recommended for cats?

Coloma's avatar

A&D ointment or a bit of Neosporin is fine, but not too much. I’d only apply it once or twice a day, and really, only for the first day or so.
If it is a minor abrasion it will heal on it’s own in a few days.
Sounds like you need to get a new carrier, one that is made of nylon mesh or another design that she cannot injure herself on.

Smitha's avatar

It will heal on it’s own, but you may apply a small amount of the Neosporin ointment, on a cotton swab or ball, to the wound after applying a small amount of a product such as hydrogen peroxide to clean the wound.
You can always seek advice from your vet, to set your mind at rest.

Coloma's avatar

I wouldn’t use Peroxide on a cats nose! No, no, no! That would sting like crazy unless highly diluted. The Neosporin is adequate IMO.

gailcalled's avatar

Ladies, I feel I get one free shot tonight so…“It will heal on its own.” it’s = it is. That’s it on this subject until 2014. It’s a promise.

Coloma's avatar

@gailcalled I HATE that I do that! I do know better, it’s apostrophe reflex disease. haha

laurenkem's avatar

@gailcalled “it’s” in the possessive sense is correct as well, no? I bow in deference to your knowledge. :)

gailcalled's avatar

No. The possessive is “its.” “It’s” always means “it is.”

For example, from The Oatmeal

syz's avatar

Leave it alone, it will heal.

gailcalled's avatar

@Shelley1851: ^^ @syz is our veterinary expert. Her advice trumps everyone else’s is.

Coloma's avatar

Everyone else’s is?” Gail! You’re slipping.Grammar dementia rears its ugly head. lol

gailcalled's avatar

Grammatically, that is completely acceptable, even thought it’s nonsensical.

Coloma's avatar

^^^ LOL

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