Treating cuts, etc?

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Postby ZachMan » April 19th, 2006, 5:16 pm

Somehow Frazer hit his head on something and took a small patch of hair off his head. It is a round shape smaller than a dime. Anyways I am looking at it and there appears to be green gunk around it so I am going to assume its got some infection. I can see the reddish flesh, but it looks like his hair was just snatched out. What do I need to do to treat this?
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Postby mnp13 » April 19th, 2006, 5:17 pm

I'd wash it and leave it alone.
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Postby ZachMan » April 19th, 2006, 5:20 pm

mnp13 wrote:I'd wash it and leave it alone.


I heard dogs have good immune systems, but Frazer loves lying and playing in the dirt....which I ma sure helps.
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Postby mnp13 » April 19th, 2006, 5:21 pm

Keep it clean, but don't keep fussing with it.
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Postby a-bull » April 19th, 2006, 5:33 pm

I like human-grade triple antibiotic for angry looking cuts . . .
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Postby msvette2u » April 19th, 2006, 6:09 pm

Betadine is the best. Or triple Antibiotic ointment.
A good wash with some antibacterial soap would work great - if you don't have either of those things, or before you use either of those things.
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Postby katiek0417 » April 19th, 2006, 8:03 pm

I used Bactine on Sacha's face when the puppy's tooth came out and got lodged in her face (b/c she kept chewing on Sacha)...the doctor had to actually open her face to get the tooth out, but at that point, Sacha had scratched so much that the entire side of her face was an open wound.

I also kept Neosporin on it.

Once it started to heal, I used Bag Balm to create a "cover" for it. It kept it moist (so it didn't itch as much) and she didn't scar (I swear by Bag Balm...I use it on myself, my dogs...great for dry skin)
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Postby Purple » April 19th, 2006, 8:33 pm

a-bull wrote:I like human-grade triple antibiotic for angry looking cuts . . .


So do I, and bactine spray.
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Postby bullymommy » April 20th, 2006, 4:30 am

i agree with vette and katrina bag balm (ROCKS!!!!!!! i use it for myself too) and antibiotic soap then maybe an ointment. also as hard as it sounds do what michelle says treat it then dont fuss with it.
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