My two dogs got into a fight last night and buy each other up pretty…

My two dogs got into a fight last night and buy each other up pretty good. One of them got it on the ear the other on the leg. What can I do for them until I can get them to the vet on Monday?

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

The biggest problem with bite wounds is the extremely high likelyhood of it getting infected. Happens with almost every single bite wound. Clean it, clean it, clean it. We use betadine solution in water (about light tea color). I’d clean it and flush it until I’m blue in the face. Topical antibiotic. But be ready for the possibility of a trip to ER and needing oral antibiotics too.

Jana Rade
5 years ago

Well, I don’t know what relationship you have with your dogs. You don’t say what their reaction to you trying to clean the wounds is (avoidance, aggression … ) Each type of response would need different approach. If the response is aggression, things could get dangerous and might be best to have a vet take care of it under sedation. If they allow you, you might want to use fabric muzzle just to keep everybody safe. Of course, it is always best to get dogs used to being handled. But right now, distraction with treats might work. E.g. fill Kong… Read more »