Animals

Natural scratch treatment

The cat is a feline that has claws that always keep them sharp. Since very young he uses them to jump and climb. The problem is that unintentionally it can sometimes hurt us, because human skin is not only very thin but also barely has protective hair, so that from time to time we can take the odd scratch.

While there are several causes for this beautiful hairy spider, the most common is usually the game. For this reason, it is very important to teach him not to do it from the first day he arrives home. Meanwhile, it’s interesting to have these home remedies for cat scratches.

Why spider my cat?

The cat is an animal that has nails and uses them to climb and climb. He is a feline, and without them he could not lead a cat's life. It is very important to always keep this in mind and not choose to amputate them (a practice that, by the way, is prohibited in Europe). If he spider us, we don't have to shout at him, but teach him not to. Let's first see why the cat spider:

  • Play: especially occurs in the kitten. A young cat uses its claws to explore. In addition, he does not control his strength during the game.
  • He is sick: If you have pain or discomfort, the hairy will be on the defensive so it could attack.
  • Is stressed: If you are tense (or live in a tense family environment) you will react violently to defend yourself.
  • It has not> What to do?

The first and most important is respect the cat at all times. You don't have to hit him, or yell at him, or chase him, or caress him if he doesn't want to. If we spider, what we will do is simply walk away. In this way, whether you are a kitten that is playing or if it is a cat that feels threatened for whatever reason, you can calm down.

You have to gain confidence little by little, offering him treats for cats, inviting him to play - always with a rope or a toy -, and taking time to understand his body language.

Animal scratches: dogs, cats, etc.

The SCRATCHES they are elongated, narrow and superficial wounds on the skin.

The depth of entry and the extent of the wound is what differentiates cuts from scratches.

The cuts are generally much deeper and wider.

Scratches are a possible way of entry of numerous microorganisms that can cause many diseases, some fatal, such as tetanus or rabies.

Why do scratches occur?

Some plants, such as roses, have thorns that can produce scratches easily (Drawings courtesy of © dibujosparapintar.com)

There are very common ways to receive scratches. The main causes of scratches are:

- Those produced by nails, something that usually occurs in children's relationships, fights between people or scratches produced in sexual intercourse.

- Plants with thorns, such as roses, usually produce many scratches to people who are in contact with them (growers, gardeners, hunters, etc.)

- Among the most common ways to produce scratches are those wounds caused by animals, mainly the scratches that proportional cats with their very sharp nails, dogs or other pets can produce scratches or even more serious wounds with their bites.

They should be monitored especially for the possibility of transmitting diseases such as rabies or tetanus.

In the treatment of not very deep scratches, the first thing that is imposed is the need to wash them well with soap and water after you have also washed your hands with the same procedure.

Then we will disinfect the wound, using some antibacterial cream or natural preparation as shown in the lower section of phytotherapy, and, finally, we will bandage the wound to prevent the bleeding from occurring again or when there is a possibility that it will become infected.

How to treat scratches?

Treatment of deep cuts (6 mm or more) requires the attention of the doctor.

Surface scratches can be treated with a disinfectant and, normally, do not need treatment by a specialist unless infection occurs or any of the situations described below:

When should you go to the doctor for a wound, cut or scratch?

It is absolutely necessary to visit the doctor in any of these cases:

- When the person cannot clean the cut properly and there is, even if it seems remote, the possibility of dirt inside

- When the person does not have adequate tetanus vaccination

- When scratches have been produced by a known animal that does not have the rabies vaccine or unknown or wild animals of which we know nothing.

- When the cut shows signs of infection (pus, fever, signs of infection spread)

- When the wound does not heal over time.

More information on wounds and their natural treatment.