You notice your cat is hobbling about, avoiding putting his/her weight down on a paw and crying out in pain if you touch that particular paw. You can usually help and here’s how.
First off you will need triple antibiotic ointment, tweezers, and an Elizabethan collar.
Once these are gathered you will need to eliminate any debris, dirt or blood from the wound by tenderly rinsing it under lukewarm water. Avoid using paper towels or washcloths to clean the wound because these can leave small particles behind.
Look for alien objects lodged in the wound. House cats often injure their paws on broken glass. If you observe splinters, glass or other debris, use tweezers to gently pluck the foreign article out of the wound. If the object is wedged deeply in the paw, don't try to remove it yourself--get in touch with your veterinarian.
Look over the wound. If there is bleeding that lasts for more than a few minutes, skin hanging loose around the wound, or if the internal makeup of your cat's paw is visible, your cat needs immediate veterinary care.
Apply a triple antibiotic ointment to the injury. If your cat continually licks or paws at the wound, put your feline in an Elizabethan collar, which will stop him/her from licking the wound until it is raw or infected. These collars can typically be found in a pet store or online.
Rinse the wound and reapply the antibiotic ointment every day. If the wound seems to be getting worse, becomes swollen, or has a foul odor, it may be infected. Speak to a veterinarian, who will in all probability prescribe oral antibiotics