Q. My cat has a self inflicted neck wound. How can I get her to not scratch and keep opening the wound? She has had an antibiotic shot for this already.

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A. If she inflicted the wound because of excessive scratching then your vet should be able to give her medications to stop skin itchiness (for example, steroids). Other options would include a head collar (providing that it will not be touching the wound), clipping claws in back legs or bandaging up the leg she is scratching with. It is also possible to put (or stitch up) a thick dressing on the wound.

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