Is my dog’s injury healing?
6 days ago, my dog stepped on glass and managed to cut the top of his paw (not on the paw pad). He has not done well with wearing the cone (mainly because he’s unable to walk up/down stairs). The vet said it would be ok if we kept a sock on it and monitored him closely to make sure he’s leaving it alone. We were doing fine, until he managed to sneak away for 5 mins and lick it. I took him back to the vet, just to be safe, and they said one stitch did come out but it was fine and did not need to be stitched back.
We have been giving him his prescriptions on schedule, each day. We also try to let his paw air out throughout the day during his naps, so several hours every day. This is what it currently looks like.
Is it normal for the injury to look like this at this point during the healing process? They said the stitches could come out in 10-14 days. Should we put Neosporin on it to help some or use a wet rag to clean it up some?
My biggest fear is that it has somehow become infected. But, also know I tend to worry more than I probably should in these cases, so any advice is appreciated.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
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- poodle powerLv 71 month ago
Its not the best picture. As long as the wound is not oozing, foul smelling or the flesh looks funny colour it should be ok. By what i can see the area looks a nice healthy pink. Vets are always there for aftercare advice if you are worried.
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 71 month ago
As much as I hate them, the collar is best until it heals enough that the stitches can be removed or dissolved. I am also a firm believer that the dog can tend to it's own wounds. That is how it is out in the wild. A wounded animal will go off by itself & lick their wounds. The wound now is healing fine. You are a good caregiver. I don't think that an infection is likely at this point, unless it is down inside the wound. But this is not likely. Fresh wound can get infected but the wound is healing nicely & I don't thing you need to worry about infection at this time.
Its not a very good photo, but if the vet gave you a long course of antibiotics for the dog, then I doubt the cut will get infected.
My previous dog was always cutting his paws and I`d wrap it and put a `boot` on it to keep it clean when he was outside or on a walk and it would heal up on its own.
Is that `blue` on the cut site an antibiotic spray?
I cant make out what the two `lumps` are though.
I suggest you have your vet take another look at the paw.
Sorry can`t help more.
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I'm sorry but it's impossible to know what's going on with that wound. I'm not even sure, from that photo, exactly where that is!!
If you are not happy with how it's progressing, have the treating vet take another look.
- E. H. AmosLv 71 month ago
I would NOT expect to see 2 raised pinkish-red camel HUMPS rising up from the stitched area. It should be flat & no pinkness/inflammation should be present. Send the picture or a better CLOSE-UP, taken indoors on the floor (MINUS grass to partially obscure it) - to YOUR VET for a better and informed, opinion.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
i would ask your vet about it
- patriciaLv 41 month ago
i can't work it out. U can tell if it is infected as it is red and sometimes inflates.