Priority: Immediate


  • This is an emergency.
  • Contact your veterinarian or after-hours emergency care facility immediately.

Symptom Considerations

  • Blood loss and infection are the main concerns.
  • Cuts and tears should be seen by your veterinarian quickly to decrease the risk of infection.
  • Some questions to prepare for:
    • When did the cut happen?
    • How did the cut happen?
    • Have you treated your cat at home?
    • Have you given your cat any medication?
  • Depending on the severity, your cat may require:
    • Treatment (flushing, bandaging, etc.)
    • Oral medications (pain relievers, antibiotics)