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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am so sorry to hear about your poor pup's unfortunate experience!!! Unfortunately wounds on the face and in the nose tend to bleed alot, so it isn't suprising we are still seeing some dripping. It sounds like you are doing a good job so far with icing the areas.
I do think it would be a good idea to get him checked out at a vet, however, for a few reasons. One being that he has skin punctures present, and since this was a bite wound there is bacteria that is going to be present in the wound. We do usually treat bite wounds with antibiotics. The other medication that the vet can prescribe would be an anti-inflammatory pain medicaiton. The tramadol and muscle relaxer may help with some pain, but won't decrease any of the inflammation/swelling of the area that is likely going to swell.
They can also place medicated drops into the nasal passages to decrease bleeding if it is still present and check to ensure there hasn't been any additional damage done to the spine.
Ok. The Rimadyl should help with the swelling from the bite and also for any exacerbation of his back. If you have any treats you could offer him to take with the Rimadyl, I would give it, since it should help him be more comfortable.
I do for the sake of an antibiotic. You could try cleaning it well with a soap like hibiclens http://www.cvs.com/shop/health-medicine/first-aid/antibiotic-antiseptic/hibiclens-liquid-prodid-102994(available at drug stores) and applying triple antibiotic, but you do risk infection developing, so you would need to watch very closely for swelling/discharge/heat/redness.
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Just checking to see how your dog is doing?
I am glad he is on the road to recovery!!!