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In my experience the easiest way is to be sneaky about it and peek at the wound while the cat is eiher relaxed or sleeping. The best way to achieve that is by petting. You may have to invest some time to really get them to relax and lay down. You also may have to try several times. If your cat lays down in a way you cannot see the wound and you try to move ...


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The comments are already clear about the fact that male cats (or dogs for that matter) don't go into "heat" at a seasonal cycle. In nature, it's usually the females that have a hormonal cycle and are willing to mate only at very few, specific days. The males, on the other hand, must always be ready for that rare day they find a female ready to mate....


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As well as petting your cat to get him to lie down, use a clean wash cloth or rag that is dampened with warm water when you pet him. It should be about as damp and warm as being groomed by a cat tongue. Cats naturally lick wounds so this will feel more comfortable and dampening the fur around the wound slightly will help keep fur flat and make the wound more ...


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If it’s possible, ask a neighbor to keep an eye on the cat. If you say that he goes outside then it’s possible someone else might be feeding him as well. Cats are usually very resilient. We were feeding a cat for more than two years, but then due to an issue with the other residents we had to stop feeding it. He naturally adapted. We didn’t see any decline ...


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If he disappears for a day or more at a time, and you’ve seen him hunt successfully, then he will survive when you leave. Naturally, he will be upset at the change in his routine and no longer having you as a source of easy food, but he will adapt and get into a new routine. This may mean moving to a territory with more wild food or moving in with another ...


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Your cat is not going to let you "study his wound". He's a cat and it's going to be difficult to accomplish such a task if he won't let you already. What I suggest is taking a video using a good device like a 4K camera or smartphone. It'll give you the few seconds of time looking at the wound that you need to get an in focus shot of the injury ...


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