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    Default Opinions on a cut.

    Did a little upland hunting on Thursday, shot a couple roosters. Finished the hunt, checked the dog, no signs of cuts just a small sore on her paw. Fast forward to yesterday, I found this doozy in the creese of her front elbow. She has been licking it without me noticing. It's a little deep, about 1.5 cm wide. I have been hitting it with some vetericyn and put the cone on her.

    I'm wondering if I should wrap it, or let it dry. If I wrap it, I'm worried about it being right on the creese.

    Or, is it bad enough to take her in for stitches.


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    i would cone her triple antibiotic ointment one it and wait till Monday. If no improvement Hit the vet up.dogs are like us they get cuts and scrapes too. If you you had the same cut would you get stitched?? or just ride it out that is how i look at dog cuts and scrapes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick_wilburn View Post
    i would cone her triple antibiotic ointment one it and wait till Monday. If no improvement Hit the vet up.dogs are like us they get cuts and scrapes too. If you you had the same cut would you get stitched?? or just ride it out that is how i look at dog cuts and scrapes.
    Im a stubborn German, it takes a lot for me to go in to the dr.

    Should I stop the verticyn and move to ointment?

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    I would stick with Vetracin. I have used it to close larger skin cuts than the one on your dog. It is an antibiotic, antifungal and promotes new skin growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk56 View Post
    I would stick with Vetracin. I have used it to close larger skin cuts than the one on your dog. It is an antibiotic, antifungal and promotes new skin growth.

    Meredith
    leave the wound open? It doesn't look infected does it?

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    I dont think it needs stitches. And... if it were me and not the dog... no, i wouldnt go to the doctor for a 1.5cm "deep" cut that has mostly stopped bleeding...

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    And... i would let it dry out.

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    This is one my pup got. In a few days it was all dried up. I use Dermachlor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DropinBack View Post
    And... i would let it dry out.
    I agree as well...

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