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Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has this been going on?
2- Is he mainly outdoors?
3- What is the name or active ingredient of the antibiotic soap?
4- You can upload the picture through the "add on" button next to your reply button.
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Thank you for the pictures.
2- Is he strictly indoors?
3- Is the tissue raised in the wound?
In the picture the skin appears to be raised instead of an orifice or hole as normally seen in a wound, is this correct?
Thank you for the additional picture, much better. I got it.
1- What is the name or active ingredient of the antibiotic of the topical antibiotic you are using?
Is that what you are using on the wound?
Thank you for answering all of my questions. Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.
Friend, I was concern that what you are seeing as a wound could be an ulcerated tumor. But, in the last picture it appears to be the underlying muscle that it is exposed. In this case, I would strongly recommend a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian for a closer examination of the wound. In the meantime, this is what you can do:
1- Need to stop him from licking or he is going to delay healing. Pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking/gnawing the affected area.
2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Dilute 1-2 tablespoon for every cup of water. Use this mixture to flush the wound 2-3 times a day.
3- After flushing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days. You can buy these over the counter in any pharmacy (chemist).
4- Follow up with your family veterinarian.My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.Dr. Peter