Outdoors cats are very prone to minor wounds from their everyday activities. Although minor wounds are usually not alarming, it’s important that owners disinfect cat wounds so that it does not become infected and become a bigger problem later on.
The first priority is to control the bleeding and stopping it. To stop bleeding, apply pressure directly to the wound with a sterile or clean gauze sponge or cloth. Do not lift the gauze to see if the bleeding has stopped because this disrupts the clot that may have formed. Also do not discard the soaked bandage because of the possible clotting factors located on the bandage. Instead, add more layers on top.
Try to apply pressure to the arteries that supply blood to the affected area. However for severe bleeding it is better to cover the wound with bandage and immediately contact your local animal hospital.