HELP...Persian Cat Injuries

by Katie
(Castle Rock, Washington)

i have to mixed cats and 2 1/2 persian cats.

we live out in the country and all of our cats are outside cats. Being as they are outside cats they have gotten in a few fights. My 2 mixed cats when they have gotten in fights have had some missing tuffs of hair and some scratches. BUT my persians have both gotten in a fight in the last month, they aren't missing tuffs of hair and have no scratches...they have nickle size holes, both of them, on their front legs. They don't look like bites. Are persian cats skin more easily injured ? instead of losing tuffs of hair, is their fur just being (for lack of any other word) scalped ??

Please help.

Answer by Kate
the quick answer is no. Persian cats are no different from other cats under the fur. However their fur may more dense and longer than your other cats so perhaps the injuries are different because of that reason.

i used to have a Maine Coon cat who as you know also has long dense fur and whenever he would get into a fight he would come in with puncture wounds on his front legs and sometimes on his neck.

Unfortunately these puncture wounds can become infected and needs treatment by anti-biotics from the vet.

Clean the wounds up as best you can and if you see any signs of redness or puffiness around the wound, take them to the vets as soon as possible.

best wishes Kate

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