Cat Has Open Wound in Back

by Tina
(Mostar, Bosnia)


My cat just came home with a hole in her back. I can see white stuff inside. I cleaned the wound. She has no problem about it. She is not paying much attention and it does not seem to hurt her. She is eating and now purring on the bed. Should i take her to the vet or get worried?


Hi, Tina,

It is impossible for me to know exactly what caused her wound or how serious it is without seeing it. I cannot say reliably whether she needs to be seen by a veterinarian or if you should be worried.

It is definitely a good sign that she is not bothered by it and she is eating and is acting normally. Under those circumstances, you can possibly just watch it (and her) and if she becomes lethargic or loses her appetite or the wound looks worse, then by all means, have her seen by a vet right away.

Thank you for writing,
Dr. Neely