|09-08-2013 03:02 AM|
After an oatmeal shampoo bath and a couple of applications of Allercain for dogs she is on the mend. The raw areas are dry and she appears to not be chewing on them so now she is getting a small scab and healing nicely. I moved her fur around and looked at the spot closely and it is not red or inflamed and doesn't have a bad or vinegar like odor. So I would venture to say she is well on her way to a 100% recovery and a lesson learned about ants in the yard. Thanks for all of the info and I have some vetericyn (Sp?) ordered from Amazon for use later if I have any more small wounds to take care of. She has gotten almost 100% healed in just about a week, so she is doing well and no sign of infection either.
|09-07-2013 09:21 AM|
|Mikelia||I third vetericyn. It is amazing stuff and I always keep it on hand.|
|09-06-2013 08:20 PM|
|JakodaCD OA||vetericyn is something I always have on hand as well|
|09-06-2013 07:50 PM|
Just keep the wound clean and dry, no use for an antibiotic ointment unless an major infection is present. You want to avoid neosporin if it's a deeper wound, as it can cause the outer layers to heal over and the inside forms an abscess. In general we rarely recommend neosporin.
Sterile saline spray can be purchased to use to clean the wound.
NEVER EVER EVER use hydrogen peroxide on a wound. It destroys both healthy and necrotic tissue and prolongs healing time. It is also very irritating to tissue (ever get a large amount on your skin and not wash it off?), and causes it to itch, which can lead to more chewing and licking.
|09-05-2013 06:04 AM|
Thanks!!! Kinda figured the Neosporin would be Ok, but didn't know if the other stuff I have might have been better still. I think the cain derivitives might be getting too experimental for her and could have a negative effect. Not worth taling a chance on, Neosporin has always worked well on me...
|09-05-2013 01:12 AM|
|Al Pozzolini||Neosporin. It'll work great on your GSD for all the same reasons it works great on you!|
|09-05-2013 12:28 AM|
Nelsonís Cuts & Scrapes: For all types of wounds, cuts, sores and insect bites. It combines the natural closing and healing properties of Calendula and the infection fighting and pain relieving properties of Hypericum. Nelsons Cuts & Scrapes cream is a healing and soothing homeopathic remedy for the relief of minor cuts and abrasions. The combination of homeopathic remedies Calendula and Hypericum helps to relieve pain, resist infection, and promotes rapid healing. Can be purchased at Walmart, a local health food store or Amazon.
Hope her bite gets better quickly!
|09-04-2013 11:45 PM|
|skier16||neosporin. dont use the one with pain relief the cain derivative can have negative effects on dogs|
|09-04-2013 11:23 PM|
|09-04-2013 11:07 PM|
|atourya||My vet told me to use Neosporin. We usually will use peroxide to clean the wound, then neosporin. :-)|
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