My desert tortoise ( 6-7 years old) has a small (1/16th) inch puncture on the right side base of the neck, about a 16th inch deep. It has dried, but there was some blood signs present. Probably got this from a spurred tortoise disagreement. Can I put anything on this to reduce infection chances? Neosporin?
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: 7
Name of Animal: Davidson
I am so sorry to hear about Davidson. Puncture wounds can seal up with infection tapped inside. I suggest some warm compresses to keep this open on top so it can heal from the inside out.
What you will want to do one you use the warm compresses. the next step is to take a diluted Betadine and water solution and clean the area. After that you can use the Neosporinin the puncture wound. This should help aid with the healing.
If you notice it becoming puffy, you may be looing at an abscess. At that point, I would het the tortoise into the Herp Vet for an antibiotic.
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Hi Gary,I'm just following up on our conversation about Davidson. How is everything going?Joan
Davidson is much better. Eating normaly, and more mobil. No swelling or signs of anything abnormal at the wound site.
Thanks for your help
That is great news! Hope Davidson continues to improve! Joan