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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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Glad you are online! YAY! How have you been? Anyways, my

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glad you are online! YAY! How have you been?Anyways, my dogs got into a fight last night, and Mr. Potluck's ears got bitten, he is a cocker springer spaniel. I put Neosporin on it but I am afraid his long fur is going to become imbedded in the wound when it's healing and may cause an abscess or ingrown hair. So tonight I shaved part of his ears avoiding the wounds...but there is dried up blood and also the main wound is a small flap of skin that looks painful. I have Betadine but have read controversial things about it and wonder if I shoudl just throw more Neosporin on it and let it heal on its own of try to wash with Betadine or Hibiclens since I have some left over from my cat.
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 17 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 17 days ago.

Hi Becky's mom! Lavaging the wound with Betadyne or Hebiclens is acceptable and you can the apply a thin film of Neosporin on (not in the wound) the wound edges. I can't tell the depth or extent of the wound in that pic but I suspect it will benefit from stitiches so let Potluck's vet take a look at it. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 14 days ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Potluck. How is everything going?

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