These first-aid practices can be implemented in the event of fly strikes: Softens scabs with a warm, wet washcloth until they can be gently wiped away. Clean with Betadine or Chlorhexidine. For cats, plain, warm water is safest. Apply antibiotic ointment, but if wounds don’t heal or you see maggots, get pet to the vet!
Article By Denise Fleck, The Pet Safety Crusader
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