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Q. Thank you. A cat found us in 14 degrees below zero weather. She has seen the vet. She has painful feet that hurt and she chews, bites and bleeds.

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. She may have frostbite of the feet. Depending on the wounds there are specific treatments that can be implemented.
However you can safely cleanse the feet with chlorhexidine solution, but the best thing is to do a follow-up appointment with the vet to get a thorough treatment plan devised for proper wound healing. Bandages may even need to be placed on the feet and changed periodically to help with healing.
Is she is chewing I highly recommend that an e-collar be placed as well to prevent further self-inflicted damage. You can purchase an elizabethan collar (cone) from just about any pet supply store.


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