Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Where is the cut located?
2- How long has it been since the accident?
3- How big is the cut?
Thank you for the picture. Please give me a few minutes to type your answer.
Friend, this is not a life threatening cut. But, it may need a couple of stitches for it to heal quickly. The red tissue you are seeing is the muscle in that region. The fact this happened on Wednesday it is best to treat it as an open wound for a couple of days then you can speak to your vet about placing a couple of sutures. This is what you can do:
1- Do not let her lick the wound. If she does pick up an ecollar (cone) in your local pet store to stop her from licking/gnawing at affected area.
2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Dilute 1-2 tablespoon for every cup of water. Use this mixture to flush the wound 2-3 times a day.
3- After flushing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day.
4- Follow up with your family veterinarian as described above.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter