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Hello my name is ***** ***** I'm a vet in the UK.
I'm sorry to hear Bear has been in a fight with another dog. It is very common for a dog bite to get infected, they have all sorts of horrible bacteria in their mouths'.
Is Bear well in himself? Eating and drinking normally today and acting normally?
I'm glad to here Bear is well in himself. This means that the infection is unlikely to be in the blood stream. Do you know how deep the wound is? can you take a photo?
Hello, I'm just wondering if a photo might reveal the severity of the wound and the infection
However I recommend as there is now pus and the wound is infected that you call your local vet practice for a physical examination. The worry is the infection will cause damage to the deep tissues and possibly get into the blood stream. Antibiotics may well be required.
If the wound is superficial and the infection is very mild it might be appropriate to treat with antiseptic wash/cream. A physical exam will reveal the best course of action
We are an online advice service only and cannot legally prescribe any medication. Only a vet how has performed a physical examination would be allowed to prescribe.
You're welcome. Wishing Bear a speedy recovery