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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Gabby upon returning home after work today ive found my 5

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Hi Dr Gabby upon returning home after work today ive found my 5 year old female lab with a wound on the outside of her ear - its quite angry looking and i think my 4yr old male lab has been licking it constantly - can i put betadine (diluted) on her ear
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner, Tracey. Yes, Betadyne or a chlorhexidine solution such as Hebiclens available in your local druggist is appropriate. Curiously, open wounds aren't as likely to become infected as are bite wound punctures. If you can see punctures, it would be prudent to have Kiara's vet take a look at her and prescribe a systemic antibiotic which will work through the blood stream to treat all of Kiara's wounds.

I have to leave my computer for the night but I promise to reply in the morning if need be.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.
Hi Tracey,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Kiara. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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