Dog Bite Treatment: Learn How to Treat your Pekingese’s Wound

 


Dog Bite Treatment: Learn How to Treat your Pekingese’s Wound

In learning and understanding about dog bite treatment on your pekingese, it is essential that his wound should be cleansed properly and thoroughly to prevent any infection. Bite wounds are often caused by trauma or as a result from fights with other dogs, cats or any other creature. Generally, bite wounds are punctured wounds and they may be small but it might be a big trouble for your pet if not treated accordingly. Do not be deceived by its small appearance since it may be deep enough that it extended deep down into his muscles which is very prone to infection.

Cat bites are more dangerous since they are the ones which have a high probability to cause abscess. It is due to their teeth structure, so long and thin like a needle. They would introduce bacteria into the wound and its external wound would heal in 1-2 days time thus trapping the bacteria inside the wound which causes the infection.

Dog Bite Treatment

When learning how to treat dog bite wounds on your pet, it is very important to know that the wound needs to be cleaned very well to avoid infections and bacteria from forming. Bite wounds provide the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive and cause damage.

No matter how small or insignificant the bite wound on your pet may appear, a visit to the veterinarian’s office is always needed. Antibiotics will likely be given to your pet to help fight off potential infections.

Source: Vet Info, http://www.vetinfo.com/how-to-treat-dog-bite-wounds-on-dogs.html#b

Steps in Treating Wounds in Dogs

  • Control the bleeding. Using a clean towel, apply pressure on the wound. Dog bites are bleeds more compared to a cat bite and it also depends on where the injury is. Wounds which are located on the nose and ear area tends to bleed more since it is a highly vascular area compared to wounds that are on the trunk or legs.
  • Go to the Vet. No matter how insignificant the wound may seem, bring him to the vet immediately. The vet would evaluate how bad the wound really is and could medicate it accordingly.
  • Clean the external wound. If you see that the wound is just a tiny superficial kind, you can treat it by putting on a KY jelly on the wound and clip the fur around it. Clipping the fur would prevent any further bacterial contamination. Then apply betadine solution to the site.
  • Home Care. Home care for a dog wound would include a gauze soaked in hydrogen peroxide. Do this 3-4 times a day and also add an antibiotic ointment to the site. Always monitor the wound for signs of infection such as redness, discharges and swelling. If noted, bring him back to the vet immediately.

Dog bite treatment or any wound in your pekingese should be attended to immediately no matter how small it may seem. You may think it’s nothing but it may spell trouble for your dog. It is always better to be on the safe side rather than to sorry since you didn’t take action in the first place, right?

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