blood blister

by Bernice
(Fairhaven, Mass.)

My cat has one on his thigh and another at the very beginning of his tail. I thought it was a tick and tried to squeeze it with a tweezers, but realized it was not a tick. Cat didn't make a fuss, but some blood did evolve, not much though. I was thinking perhaps to apply hydrogen peroxide on a Q Tip. Should I do that, or just let it be?
Thank you in advance.


If your cat goes outdoors it sounds like he had a tussle with another animal. If a small shard of a claw is left in his leg then it will form a blood blister to eventually force it out. Or it could be from another minor encounter with a sharp object.

However, with cats, do not use peroxide or alcohol to cleanse the wound. They can damage a cats tissues. Instead, cleanse with either simple water or an antiseptic solution. You can make this solution from concentrated liquids you buy that contain either chlorhexidine diacetate(diluted to color of weak tea) or povidone iodine (diluted to pale blue).

To assist with healing in a few days you can always apply a little Neosporin.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions Invitation.

Having trouble finding what you need? Cat Health Index & Site Map


Do you have a question to ask?...Questions


Do you have a cat story to share?...Simply click here to go to that page!

"Like Us" on Facebook 


"Like Us" here

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Add to My MSN
  • Subscribe with Bloglines

I recommend our personal vet:

Randall L. Norstrem, DVM of Crestwood Animal Hospital (253-839-4744)

Take a look at our other website for travel information!

Check out our affiliates and see what they have to offer!


Dr. Wysong, a veterinarian who developed healthy foods for cats and other animals

Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker

Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker

Best Vet Care

PetStreetMall - Quality Products at Low Prices!

Pet Street Mall …excellent selection of fun feline runs, cat dancers, cat furniture

Get 15% OFF sitewide with code SCHOOL18 at Only Natural Pet's Back-to-school Sale!

Only Natural Pet ...has products chosen for their holistic approach plus vitamins, supplements and more.

Entirely our supplier of Feliway pet products. Also have Homeopet, topicals, etc.

EntirelyPets Daily Deals - New Deals Discounted Every Day!


Canvas Cat Wall Shelves

CatsPlay-cat furniture...lots of choices & imaginative designs for cat fun


Pet WellBeing...offers natural health and wellness supplements for your pets.