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mixed breed: My 14-year..14-year old..nose..n’t scratch at it at all

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My 14-year old mixed breed dog has a large(walnut size)hard knot on the side of her nose near her eye. It didnt seem to hurt, she doesn’t scratch at it at all. But this morning it had opened up and is nasty. Is there anything that we can do to safely clean it?
 
I would use a moist gauze with plain water since its close to her eye.
If it continues to stay open, get worse or bother her then a vet visit
is needed.


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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to ZooCVT's Post: Thank you so much! I know she won't leave the gauze on it--is there any kind of ointment that would be safe?
 
Sorry you misunderstood...just clean it off with a moist gauze not
leaving it on the growth though...I wouldn't put any ointment on if its
really close to her eye because you run the risk of getting it in the
eye...if its far enough away and you can be sure the eye is safe then
you can place a very small amount of neosporin an couple times daily.


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