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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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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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The pattern of the redness clearly indicates at least strong skin irritation, if not infection. Your dog clearly indicates that he's in pain, so the pain is rather severe, too. (Dogs usually hide mild pain and only show symptoms if the pain is strong.) Please try contacting your usual vet by phone and explain the situation. Maybe they'll treat your dog as an ...


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I found it is the German "Kleiner Schneckenegel" (Alboglossiphonia heteroclita, synonym: Glossiphonia heteroclita) which is a kind of leech. They eat snails and other related kind of animals. I found the German Wikipedia page but it seems there is no English source for this on Wikipedia. If someone knows a source, I would be happy to add it. The ...


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A horse with a broken leg is usually put down because it’s very difficult for the broken leg of a horse to heal correctly. Because the blood circulation in a horse is dependent on its hooves, keeping a horse still, besides beeing very difficult, for a long period of time in order for its bone to heal is a huge risk to its life. The cost of fixing the broken ...


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We went to a vet to ask. He said that we need to make a costly biopsy. As I did not really like or trust this vet, I went to another vet to get a second opinion. He said that he is convinced that it is just a skin pigmentation and that there is nothing to worry about. He also added that an biopsy would I followed this second advice. This was two years ago. ...


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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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This is just a possibility, but it could be scabies. My dogs were recently infested with them and the vet failed to catch it. The vet thought they just had allergies and treated them with Cytopoint. While that did help the scratching, it returned within a month. It wouldn’t hurt to ask the vet to check for scabies. Scabies is a contagious skin condition ...


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