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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?
Has Racal been likng it?
Is the cut deep?
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.
How is the dog? Is the laceration healing?