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PostSubject: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:07 pm

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This is her wounds as of 10 minutes ago(3/2 330pm), I put ointment I picked up on it and it seems like it isn't bothering her as much

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Eddy, do you think I should shave it, or trim the hairs?? I don't know what to do..
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:19 pm

What happened, if you don't mind my asking? :[
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:23 pm

My Yorkie & Dalmatian get into fights all the time and the Yorkie gets hurt like this on his head all the time! First time I freaked out and took him to the vet (which was a total waste)! Just trim the hair around the wound, clean it up with some peroxide, throw some neosporin (I use the one with pain relief) on it and keep it clean. Don't wrap it, because it needs to breath. If you do take her to the vet, they are going to do the same thing and send you home with some anti-biotics to prevent infection and as long as you keep it clean, you don't need them.


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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:25 pm

@dahowlers wrote:
What happened, if you don't mind my asking? :[

My friends Malamute used to be really aggressive, she's gotten a lot better so she came over last night to play. They did really good for like 4 hours playing until Zoey wouldn't just leave her alone that she flipped and wouldn't stop attacking her. We had to jump on the Mal and pin her to get her off of Zoey. It was pretty crazy..
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:25 pm

@Hayden_69 wrote:
My Yorkie & Dalmatian get into fights all the time and the Yorkie gets hurt like this on his head all the time! First time I freaked out and took him to the vet (which was a total waste)! Just trim the hair around the wound, clean it up with some peroxide, throw some neosporin (I use the one with pain relief) on it and keep it clean.

I'm so nervous to trim her fur, will it grow back since she's a Husky??
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:29 pm

Ouch :[
Her hair will grow back if you trim it, but she might have a little bald scar from the wound for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:30 pm

Poor Zoey! I would trim the hair and use the triple antibiotic ointment. Luckily it's on her head and she can't lick it off.

The hair will grow back fine, it just takes a while. Koda's is getting there and they shaved him ALL the way down!

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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:33 pm

When I had an infection after my surgery, the doctor told me to use a antibiotic cream instead of an ointment, because ointments aren't water soluble and trap bacteria underneath. However, that was the first and only time I heard that to I don't know if it's true or not, plus, her wound isn't infected so I don't tink you need to worry about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:34 pm

The hair will grow back. It heals up very nicely! My Yorkie has had several of these exact wounds and he took it like a champ, so no worries! Smile The hair will grow and no it will not scar at all! There will be a scab for a bit, but like our wounds they will heal, plus the fur will cover it anyway. Just make sure you keep it clean and keep putting the neosporin on it!

*You don't have to shave it, just take scissors and trim the hair enough to keep it from getting in the wound*
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:36 pm

@Hayden_69 wrote:
clean it up with some peroxide

i thought that peroxide was bad on dog wounds cause it killed the good cells trying to regrow after a cut.....

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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 7:40 pm

That's what I always thought too, about the peroxide. Plus, it's a drying agent, and wounds need moisture to heal.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 8:01 pm

You will want to shave the area. We had to shave Kitty's leg when she had a puncture wound from a dog attack. The hair will grow back. We just had to clean the wound out for the first few days with a surgical scrub. If you take her to the vet they may want to put her on antibiotics too just to prevent infection or an abcess.

Poor girl! Hope she heals up quickly.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 9:04 pm

Man, that looks bad! I'd be freaking out if that were Ghost. I hope it heals quickly!

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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 9:12 pm

Jennett, you always take such great pics... this might be the first time I'm not enjoying them... Crying or Very sad

Poor Zoey!!! (((hugs)))
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 9:30 pm

Awww poor Zoey!!! Sad

When Mya got that deep gash after the bike incident while camping I only put peroxide on it right after it happened to clean it out. It does dry out the wound. I also put triple pain relief antibiotics for like a week or so. It was pretty deep also and it's healed up nicely. The area is a very light pink now with no hair. I hope the hair will eventually grow back! Luckily it's on her head so she can't mess with it!

Hugs to you and Zoey!
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 9:33 pm

Poor Zoey! Hope she gets well soon.

The fur will grow back, it will just take a little while.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 10:15 pm

Personally if it were my dogs I'd clean it with hydrogen peroxide, shave the area (makes healing and cleaning so much easier) and super glue it about halfway back together, just enough so it can start to repair itself but not close any infection completely.. Honestly, I use superglue a lot in this house with the dogs. It works. after the glue is dry I usually stuff it full of antibiotic ointment. Most are usually on the way to being healed within just a few days.

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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 10:19 pm

arooroomom, that's a really good idea! I had my chin super-glued shut when I had a little run in with a bowling ball, I never thought of that for dogs before though
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyFri Mar 02, 2012 11:18 pm

@jbealer wrote:
@Hayden_69 wrote:
clean it up with some peroxide

i thought that peroxide was bad on dog wounds cause it killed the good cells trying to regrow after a cut.....

I've always used it on my dog's and it's never had any harmful side effect ... Maybe I'm wrong, but from my personal experience I've not run into any problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptySat Mar 03, 2012 12:08 am

Peroxide kills good cells along with the bad, I'd stay away from it, makes the healing process longer. Shave and tripe antibiotic ointment 2-3 times a day. Granulation tissue is starting to appear which is a good sign. As long as you keep it clean and use some topical antibiotics, It should heal up great. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptySat Mar 03, 2012 12:42 am

Just saw this...hope Zoey gets better soon! Not sure where I stand on peroxide vs. antibiotic ointment, but I am leaning towards the ointment for the same reasons stated in previous posts.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptySat Mar 03, 2012 4:13 am

I just saw this! Oh my gosh, poor zoey! Hope she feels better soon!

I agree with the others, trim the hair to keep the wounds clean and use triple antibiotic, not peroxide as brooke said. and try the super glue. That stuff works wonders! You can find it at a hardware store or at a grocery store. It's better than paying 100s of dollars at a vet's office for what you can find and do at home and it doesn't take much at all. I've done it before on a rottie and my first husky and myself soooo many times!
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptySat Mar 03, 2012 4:38 am

I just got home from work, trimmed the hair around the wounds and put neosporin on it. It looks way better and looks like it might be starting to close Very Happy I'm really nervous about the super glue, I'm afraid I might glue by finger to her! She won't stay still at all.

She's feeling way better tonight I can tell, she's finally running around and playing again Smile If she's better again in the morning I'm gonna see how she reacts to going to the dog park, I hope she's not afraid of the dogs Sad I know this one scared her a lot.

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and how she's spent the last 20 minutes lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptySat Mar 03, 2012 5:41 pm

Glad to see Zoey bounce back so quickly Very Happy Good luck at the dog park!
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PostSubject: Re: Zoey's puncture wounds..   Zoey's puncture wounds.. EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 1:00 am

Update 3/4 9.30pm
She's not shaking her head around, or putting her ear off to the side anymore so I think it's healing well now Smile
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does it look like it's healing ok?
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