Hello everyone, I know there are a ton of cat owners/lovers here, so, what better place to come for advice? A little black and white cat came to our house riht before vacation (probably about 3 weeks ago), she was really sweet, and very small....the neighbor's kid said it was his new cat and her name was Faith. Well, I feed alot of strays in the neighborhood (since the storm, there are a few that you know HAD to have belonged to someone)..anyway, she always came up to eat when I put the food out...she's was SOO thin and tiny, I didn't mind. When we went on vacation, I worried about her and arranged for the lady next door to me to continue feeding her (she also feeds strays). When we came back, the cat was still there....I have been feeding her daily and nightly, when a couple of days ago we noticed a horrible injury on her tail. It goes all the way around the base of the tail, hair is missing, and it is oozy. I figured, she'd clean it and I'd leave it alone... after about 4 days, it does look a little better, but, its still a little oozy. Since, she's not my cat...and I can't really adopt her (allergies), taking her to the vet is a last resort. Which I will do if it comes down to it. But, I was wondering....should I try putting some peroxide on it? At least that would clean it a little more...or should I leave her to her own devices? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, guys.