The dog is not licking or gnawing at the wound. The wound looks unsightly but does not smell, and doesn't cause other dogs to lick it. The vet said there is no infection, but it is an open wound coloured white and red, yet it does not bleed. The wound is half way along the tail
The dog has been examined on repeated occasions by my friend's local vet, and the wound was treated with Cavilon cream and spray. Several applications reduced and sealed the sore, but it reappeared and reopened on its own after ten days.
Thank you very much Dr Peter for your very fast response. We much appreciate your help.
Yes, the vet took a tissue sample. It tested negative for cancer or fungal infection. Blood tests were clear. The vet thinks the dog's wound is a reaction to the effects of blackthorn. The vet thinks it is unlikely to be tetanus, as this normally proves quickly fatal.
Thank you Dr Peter for your detailed advice.
My friend will try your treatment and I will let you know the outcome.
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year from his dog Abbey.