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Treating a dog with a dog bite....help please

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by keeleyjane19, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. keeleyjane19

    keeleyjane19 Guest

    Hello, a few days ago my friends dog and my greyhound were playing in the garden and got a bit rough. On the bottom of her chest she got bitten, it must have only caught her as not a wound just a graze, but being a greyhound looks worse than it is! It's not pussing or oozing any fluid. I have cleansed it with cooled boiled water and applied antiseptic cream. How else can I treat it? Are there any antibiotic creams anyone can recommend? Thank you x
  2. Twiggy

    Twiggy PetForums VIP

    Jun 24, 2010
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    I would think what you've applied will be fine. Just keep an eye on the wound for the next few days.
  3. Sheen and Eli

    Sheen and Eli PetForums VIP

    Mar 28, 2010
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    I got some vet wound powder from the chemist, its what I use when mine get bumps and scratches. Pet shops must sell it, I would of thought :)
  4. keeleyjane19

    keeleyjane19 Guest

    Ok thank you for your help :) don't think its a vet job, *touch wood*, as doesn't look infected and isn't weeping or bleeding. Will just keep it clean and keep an eye on it then :) xx
  5. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    With small cuts and grazes i tend to clean (usually with very dilute hibiscrub), leave to dry, then i apply some sudocrem.

    They usually heal better if left alone tbh.
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  6. We use antiseptic wipes, think I would say give the cream a miss.
  7. kirk68

    kirk68 PetForums VIP

    Apr 19, 2011
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    we always use a tea tree ointment for scratches and grazes, it has antibiotic qualities, or so I'm told, but it seems to work a treat on the whippets and the cats.:001_smile:
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