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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-14-2004, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Need advice about wound that won't heal

As some of you know from my earlier post, Ollie has a little sore or "collar burn" on his neck. It doesn't look infected and it keeps trying to heal, but he keeps either licking or scratching it open again. Its not deep at all and I know it would heal if he left it alone. Can anyone tell me what I can do to prevent this, and what ointment I should be using?
I put some antibiotic ointment on it but I'm worried that its bad for him because he licks some of it off. The wound was looking so much better yesterday and now I just noticed that he scratched it open again! I put a little more antibiotic ointment on it and wrapped some gauze around his neck. Luckily he is a very tolerant cat and hasn't pulled the gauze off yet. So now I have a bunny with a bandaged leg, and a cat with a bandaged neck! I took her to the vet this morning and now it seems like there is just one thing after another!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-14-2004, 06:11 PM
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Well this had happened to one of my dogs. The vet reccomend first just cleaning out the area with some water and a tiny bit of soap. Then take some hydrogen peroxide and flush apply it to the wound. Hydrogen peroxide is good because it is a great first aid antiseptic. Then wrap it with gause and wrap some medical tape over the gause. The medical tape would help to keep the gause from falling off, or being scratched/bitten off. We were instructed to do this everyday until it was evident that the wound was much much better. I really hope this helps you!
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