What can you give your cat for pain caused by a burn?

Any animal that has been burned faces:

  • pain
  • tissue destruction
  • risk of infection
  • risk of body-fluid imbalance because fluids will "leak" through the burned area
  • potential disability or death from either the burn itself or complications

Under NO circumstances should a burned animal be treated at home. Do NOT use any margarine or lotion on a burn; both make the burn keep "burning" the tissues.

DO take your pet to the Vet. The pet will need the burn area professionally cleaned. The vet will likely give a special burn ointment. The area may need a dressing.

A burn heals slowly, so it needs extra care. Please do the right thing and take your pet to a Vet.