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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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She was either bitten or scratched on the nose and chin by a

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She was either bitten or scratched on the nose and chin by a possum in our yard. I cleaned the areas and plan to see the vet in the morning, but is there anything else I should do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the dog bleeding a lot?
Customer: No, just a bit and it stopped after I cleaned her up.
JA: Phew. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: She's a rescue and think she may be about 9 or 10. Her name is Lucy.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lucy?
Customer: She had cancer surgery about 9 months ago to remove some tumors and was told vaccines could cause tumors to return. A bit concerned about that.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

How large is the wound? Is it gaping?

Any pus or discharge?

Is she up to date on her rabies vaccine?

Can you take a photo of this to let me see what you are seeing? To post a photo, you can use the paper clip button on the tool bar above the text box. Or if you cannot see that on your phone/computer, then you can post them on any site (ie Flickr, Photobucket, Imgr etc) and paste the web link here for me to have a peek.