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Dr Marta Lepes, Dog Veterinarian
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My dog ran off and came bacl limping and bloody. His leg is

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My dog ran off and came bacl limping and bloody. His leg is cut, it looks like he is bleeding from the ear. There is nothing open right now 11:30pm what can I do until morning?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 3 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I will do my best to help you. I'm reviewing your question now and I will post back to you ASAP.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 3 months ago.

Is the bleeding of the ear on the ear flap or is coming from inside the ear canal?

Does he have any balance issues?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It looks like on the flap and he is limping but can walk
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 3 months ago.

That's good because bleeding from inside the ear can mean a scull fracture, ruptured ear drum,or fracture of the bones around he ear.

Just remove any dirt, gently wash areas that are bleeding. You can put pressure on them to stop the bleeding.

We can give him some Tylenol as a pain killer and anti-inflamatorty medication.

How much does he weigh?

How old is he?

Do you have Tylenol? what strength?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
60 lbs,. no Tylenol. It looks like he got into a tousle with a deer or more than one. He smells like he was in a fight with another animal. We gave him water and will take him to the vet in the morning;
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 3 months ago.

How about aspirin?

If possible I'd like to reduce pain. Even though he might not outwardly showing it, animals feel pain just like we do. But they are good at masking it.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
gave him a Bayer for back pain with a dog biscuit
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 3 months ago.

OK that will help.

We can continue as long as you have questions.

When we are finished kindly rate this service.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 3 months ago.

How is Pip doing now? On antibiotics and pain meds I hope.