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I am very sorry that Eli is having this problem. I understand your concern.
I just want to be sure I understand the problem clearly. It does sound like Eli has a bite wound which will likely become infected if untreated. Other than the bite wound does Eli seem fairly well? Eating, drinking, normal mobility and activity?
Do I understand it is not possible to see a veterinarian?
Keeping the wound clean with warm water and/or baby wipes and keeping it open for drainage is best.
If it is impossible for you to see a veterinarian, a product called Fish Mox is amoxicillin 250 mg capsules. It is sold for fish online and at most pet and farm supply stores without prescription, although I hear it is getting harder to find. It is reported to be the same product sold in pharmacies by prescription, but I have no assurance or evidence of that. You would be taking full responsibility for giving it to your pet if you so choose. The dose is 5-10mg per pound twice daily for 5 days. Open the capsule, divide the powder into parts to get the desired mg, then sprinkle powder dose into 1 tsp wet food.
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Since I have not heard back, I will mark the question complete.
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