Last week my cat, Mr.Wilson, much to my dismay came home from another fight. As our usual protocol I check for scratches, cuts and bites while I lectured him on picking fights with alley cats and other unreputable feline neighbors. Far from the usual chewed ear or shoulder bite, this time he got bit on the stomach. He had a knot the size and hardness of a golf ball and was apparently pretty tender to touch (he tried to take my hand off when I touched him backing it with a growl that sounded like something emanating from a hell hound.) So off to the vet we went! After a shaved tummy, a round of antibiotics and a little lancing the vet said that it was going to abscess in the next few days and expect a pretty sizable hole. Exactly 38 hrs and 12 minutes later, sure enough it blew! The hole was not only big enough that I could fit a pencil through it but it was also very deep,to the point that I was concerned that the hole went all the way up and through the abdominal wall. After much hissing & growling as I, with my trusty pen light prodded the cavernous wound, decided it would be best to wrap the wound. Has anyone ever tried to wrap a cat’s stomach? Please pause and take a moment for the mental picture. Yes, it was that funny. By the way, PES-Derrm works great on cat scratches on people too!
So here is a little fun fact, apparently cats cannot really walk with ones stomach wrapped. They think that are paralyzed or something… I may have left the wrap on for my own entertainment a little longer then necessary as I treated my flesh torn hands and arms with some PES-Derm. After most of morning spent taping, wrapping and bandaging only to have him pull it off five minutes later, I gave up. I stuck the PES-Derm up into the hole, squirted a bunch and called it good. I applied PES-Derm on (and into) the wound each morning and night. If you look at the pictures attached you can see the results in 6 days. Not only did it close up the wound, which is pretty hard to do since they are always stretching their stomach muscles when they jump up and down onto furniture, but it actually healed from the inside out. I have witnessed PES-Derm and it’s healing properties before but this one really impressed me. I keep a bottle in my brush box at the barn, and now in my medicine cabinet at home and I am pretty sure I have a tube floating around in my car somewhere. Mr Wilson sends his Thanks to Team PJS for the wound care too! He now is allowed back outside, preparing I am sure for his next battle as he is humming the “eye of the tiger”