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Daisy (terrier) was attacked last Thursday (over a week ago, not yesterday :lol) and has been on antibiotics (clavamox) since then (she was on rimadyl for pain but she was acting like her stomach was bothering her so we stopped it). Her last dose of clavamox is tomorrow. The punctures have healed pretty well except for the one on her back. It's right in foot range so she scratches it, opens the scab, and makes it bleed every day. I'm sure it's really itchy, so I was wondering if I could apply a little neosporin to it to hopefully ease the itch (works for me when I have itchy scabs). I do warm compresses every day but it's not really enough.

 

Can I use a little neosporin on it? I can't find a definitive answer online :rolleyes:

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you could also get some Vetricyn, which protects locally from infection. It's a staple in my house. if you use essential oils (therapeutic grade only), Copaiba has a numbing effect and Young Living's Purification does as well (along with some good protection from infection).

 

Itchies are the worst! hope Daisy heals quickly and the incident has no lasting effect.

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Sure-you can use it--it just shouldn't be used with deep puncture wounds-I have to assume Daisy's wound has granulated in some already.

The one on her back has healed up nicely except for when she scratches. I looked at it today and it doesn't look deep - I'm not even sure it was a puncture (I think it may have been a tooth-scrape instead of a deep tooth poke as its more horizontal than circular). I'll try a little neosporin tonight. Thanks!

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You can also vet wrap a thicker baby sock to her back foot to stop her from scratching the wound open.

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for something on her back, a child's tshirt (I use youth mediums on my 70# grey, so probably toddler size for a terrier) can keep the injury covered and slightly protected from scratching. Just tie up the extra fabric in a knot on their back (I use a heavy-duty rubberband).

 

If its just slightly bleeding, though, I think the worst may be past, and I would just use vetricyn or neosporin or manuka honey to help healing.

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I don't have any toddler shirts but I do have her winter coats.. If the neosporin doesn't work, I'll try that! (Or I'll go buy a toddler shirt... :lol)

 

Hit Salvation Army, Goodwill, or ask your local (Yahoo) Freecycle group.

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