How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 24461
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
55012488
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dogs got in a bit of rough play and one of them received

Customer Question

My dogs got in a bit of rough play and one of them received a cut just under her eye. I've treated it with hydrogen peroxide but am wondering if I need to do more.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

In general, cuts can be washed out with an antimicrobial solution such as the over the counter Hebiclens (chlorhexidine) and then a triple antibiotic ointment can be applied to the cut thrice daily. Peroxide is a weak antiseptic and so the chlorhexidine is preferable. It's the bite wound punctures that will abscess and require a systemic antibiotic at this time to prevent abscessation from developing. If you don't see such punctures, however, following my directions above should suffice. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Matt,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin