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My dog has a cut about an inch long under his ear after being

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my dog has a cut about an inch long under his ear after being bit by another dog - there is a tiny bit of blood but it is not bleeding - i have antisceptic wipes and cream here and he is up to date with his injections - shall i take him to a vets today? or wait until tomo when he has an appointment anyway.
he seems completely fine and in no pain?
Hello James, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you. I'm sorry that your dog has been injured. Unless the wound would require suturing (which it doesn't sound like it would), a vet visit today isn't necessary.I would continue to clean the area with the wipes you have or with dilute Betadine/Iodine (to the color of weak tea).You can apply antibiotic ointment such as we would use on a wound for ourselves (if this isn't the cream that you have).I don't know if you have Vetericyn Spray in the UK but it's an excellent product for lesions such as this. Here in the States, it's available at local pet or grain stores or online but obviously the latter won't help you today. In most cases, superficial wounds will heal just find without the use of oral antibiotics. I hope this helps and that he heals quickly. Deb
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