My cat was attacked by the neighbour's cat a few months back and had a cut on his nose, but everytime it starts to scab and looks like its going to heal he opens it up again and it keeps getting bigger the more he rubs at it, but he's the type of cat who wouldn't be happy to wear a cone. He's 16 years old so im not sure if that may contribute to the slow healing process. Is there anything I can do to help him heal faster and treat it without the vet, as that is too costly for me at the moment.
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At your cat's age, there is a string possibility that he or she has developed diabetes and that is interfering with the healing process. Without seeking help from a vet, I would put a cone on the cat and use a combination of cortisone and triple antibiotic topical creams on his nose several times per day (unless he immediately proceeds to lick his nose to remove the creams, in which case there is no point in repeating that exercise.) There are other possibilities, of course. How is your cat's appetite? Drinking enough water? Excessive drinking? Any problems in the litter box?0