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Joan
Joan, Vet Tech
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues
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I'm not a Dr. or Vet but I think he has a cut that has

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I'm not a Dr. or Vet but I think he has a cut that has gotten infected.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the dog bleeding a lot?
Customer: no. not at all or very little. losing hair in that area "leg".
JA: Phew. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: rascal. almost 15 human years.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: not really. He is very energetic and active for his age, but this seems to have really slowed him down over the last 2 days since we have noticed it.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Joan replied 1 month ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years. I would like to assist you.

Can you tell me where the cut is located?

Is it red and inflammed?

Any oozing?

Has Racal been likng it?

Is the cut deep?

Joan

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The cut was not deep.
He does pick at it and lick it.
It is located on his knee, back leg.
It does appear to be inflamed and the hair is pretty much all gone in that area.
Expert:  Joan replied 1 month ago.

WE can do some first aid to try and help. First clean the area with a diluted Betadine and warm water solution, diluted to a dark tea color. This will disinfect the wound without injuring the tissues. Next lets try a Epsom Salt and warm water compress to draw out dome of the inflammation. Pat the area dry and then apply some Neosporin. I would put an E collar on the dg, so he cannot lick the area. If it does not start looking better in a day or two, then a Vet visit for Antibiotocs will be needed. Hopefully we can clean it up and stop the infection. If it gets red or hot or sarts oozing take him to the Vet for tratent. They may have to debride the area and clean out debris in the wound. Please hit reply to discuss this information.

Joan

Expert:  Joan replied 1 month ago.

How is the dog? Is the laceration healing?

Joan