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Urgent Cat attack

Sarahmoluccan

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Ideally you want find Emergency vet that's you're semi close to. Honestly even if you have to drive an hour or so I'd do it. Unfortunately this isn't the type of Emergency that can wait for any long period of time. If you give us a general location someone may be able help find a vet open.

I'm sorry this happened
 

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Oh no poor sweetie. Absolutely agree that a vet is an immediate need. Not to be to blunt but with a wound like that this little one doesn't have long. He needs vet support asap and antibiotics to combat the infection that's likely already brewing from the bacteria in the cat's mouth not to mention the over all trauma of being bitten in the neck and having breathing be effected.
Please keep us updated and I'm so sorry this has happened to your friends little one. Best of luck to him.
 

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A saline wound wash would be the first thing to do, but by now it might be too late for that? I wouldn't want to reopen it and have it keep bleeding. Even if vets are closed you usually can call their number and they have an directions for an emergency situation.
 

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Any update on this little one?
 

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Like all have said . This is a true emergency, as the bird must be started on antibiotic immediately!!! Cats carry a bacteria in their mouths that can kill birds by septicemia in less than 24 hours.to 48 hours. They need vet prescribed antibiotics immediately.

You can flush wound with dilute betadine. That's povidone-iodine a few drops in distilled water to make a light tea color. If it's a puncture keep flushing or hold on a disjed in solution paper towel fir a few minutes 3- 4 times a day . This does not replace immediate veterinarian care and antibiotics.

This is a case to take to sny veterinarian if avian veterinarian is not available. As all vets know cats carry this bacteria and how fast it is to kill .

Prayers to you
 
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