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Hi, I'm Dr. Thomas. I would like to offer you some help!
Sounds like Chuck has had a rough week!
It is not uncommon for some bite wounds to become infected. When a pet is bitten, the tooth can go deep under the skin, depositing bacteria underneath the skin. Sometimes those areas heal on the outside, while a pocket of infection, the abscess, in underneath.
Because of that, wounds should be clipped free from hair and kept clean and dry at home.
Additionally, a warm compress the bite wounds 4 times daily for 5 - 10 minutes for 5 days may help to speed healing and encourage draining and hopefully help prevent abscess formation.
Wearing an e-collar to prevent Chuck from licking at the area is also an option.
But even with all of those suggestions, antibiotics are needed to help the lesion heal quickly and without risk of worsening symptoms for Chuck.
Good news is, there are a number of different antibiotics on the market, some are once a day that could lessen the amount that you have to give.
With good home care, you could lessen the length of time you have to give Chuck antibiotics, but in this case, it seems that they are recommended.
I hope that information gave you some insight on what will be best to do for Chuck.