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My dog electric collar was to tight and has caused a burn

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Hi my dog electric collar was to tight and has caused a burn like wound on his neck. I have took the collar off him. What should I do next?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

Unless the wound needs surgical debridement because there is dead or dying tissue that needs to be removed, you need only cleanse the wound with over the counter chlorhexidine (Hebiclens) and then coat it with an antibacterial cream or ointment twice daily until it scabs over, the scab falls off, and you see normal skin underneath.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.
Hi Sinead,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin