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She has a severe pressure wound and feces soaked through her…

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She has a severe...

She has a severe pressure wound and feces soaked through her dressing. I cleaned with saline can I clean it with peroxide that’s all I really have

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Dog

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Is the dog bleeding a lot?

Nothing is open because of Easter. She is taking cephalon orally

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Jazzy she’s almost 6

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

cephalexin

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cephalexin?

Should I put peroxide on wound

Submitted: 23 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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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.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but I wanted to touch base with you. We can use 3% hydrogen peroxide to clean this or the mild antiseptics I prefer for patients (ie dilute betadine, chlorohexidine, or salt water) could also be used. And if we have open wounds, plan to flush this 2-3 times daily. Afterwards, pat the area dry and apply an OTC antibiotic cream to just further try to reduce the bacterial contamination here.

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Dr. B

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