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Is it safe to put coconut oil on a large wound on the back

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Is it safe to put coconut oil on a large wound on the back of his neck. He scratches and makes it bleed, the vet. gave me some ointment to put on his neck but he is scratches and it bleeds.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for asking your question. My name is***** will try to help.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 months ago.

What is Bullit's age, weight, and breed?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Is it safe to put coconut oil on a large wound on the back of his neck. He scratches and makes it bleed, the vet. gave me some ointment to put on his neck but he is scratches and it bleeds. " ASCEND " SILVER SULFADIAZINE 1%. He was bitten by dogs about 3 weeks ago.
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 months ago.

Yes, it is safe to put coconut oil on the wound.

You can also try a mixture or hydrocortisone cream and neosporin (triple antibiotic cream) mixed up 50:50.

If he is not on any medications and does not have any other health issues you can try giving oral benadryl too. 1 mg of benadryl per each pound of dog every 12 hours as needed.

Was that your only question? Do you have any additional questions?

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 2 months ago.
Hi Louanna,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Bullit. How is everything going?
Dr. Gabby

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