Any Vets or Vet Assistants?

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  1. FLbjbud

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    Hey guys,
    I am wondering if it is ok to put a triple anti-biotic on a dog. She has a scrape or place under her neck that is very raw looking. I checked her collar (a finger thickness right?) It's not too tight. I am not sure how she got it or when it happened.

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    can you call your vet? i know vet visits are expensive, but sometimes they will answer questions on the phone. i do know that some things that are perfectly safe for humans can be highly toxic for pets. you might want to take her collar off for awhile until it heals to let the wound breathe.
     
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    Not a vet, but if you're talking Neosporin or similar it should be fine. I use it on my cat from time to time and he's still with us.
     
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    Should be two finger thicknesses. Poorly made nylon collars without rolled edges can cause these hotspots. I suggest you switch to a better collar, preferably leather, not fake leather either, with rolled edges. Until then, leave the collar off any time the dog is in a secure enclosed area or in the home to allow unirritated healing. You can use Neosporin on the hot spot. Neosporin is safe for dogs. I don't know what is in the triple antibiotic and would not recommend it without speaking to a vet.

    Some dogs with narrow heads can pull out of a collar adjusted to the correct size. If that's the case then switch to a harness. Harnesses are better for dogs anyway and essential in a home with multiple dogs. They are more of a hassle, but safer for the dog. Regular harnesses tend to make dogs want to pull against the leash. An EasyWalk harness can prevent this.
     
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    Are you people insane - anti-biotics? Clean the wound and put an iodine solution on it.

    She has a scrape!
     
  6. Eva

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    Antibiotic ointment, not pills. A cream, like Neosporin. I have a generic tube of the stuff that's called "Triple Antibiotic Ointment."

    It shouldn't hurt the pooch, but if you can clean the cut with peroxide on cotton (swabs or a pad) first, that's ideal. And take all precautions not to get the cream anywhere near the little dude's eyes. My cat is prone to a weepy eye now and again and the vet told me to make sure I don't ever confuse his eye ointment with Neosporin and those types of creams. They have some sort of ingredient in them that can seriously damage the eyes of cats and dogs.

    And loosen the collar. 2 fingers.
     
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    The cream will be fine... you should see the stuff I use on my guinea pigs.. haha horse wormer, mineral oil, polysporin eye drops..
     
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    thanks everyone, i appreciate it.
     
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