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My dogs got in a fight today. Luna who is...

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12 Oct 2021

My dogs got in a fight today. Luna who is bigger is fine but Bella who is smaller has this bite wound. I am trying to decide if I need to take her in for stitches?
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12 Oct 2021

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12 Oct 2021
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

Hi, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and I'm happy to help. Please stand by while I have a chance to type.

12 Oct 2021
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12 Oct 2021
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

I'm so sorry to hear that Luna and Bella both got into a fight today. Can you back the camera up a little so I can see the size of the wound respective of her body size.

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PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse

Thanks so much.

This is big enough and deep enough that medical care would be wise. Typically, we don't just suture these types of wounds closed. Your vet is likely to want to anesthetize her, clip and clean the wound, place a drain tube under the area and may (or may not) close the original wound once the edges of the wound has been freshened. Your vet will also want to prescribe antibiotics, which I feel is the most important focus right now as we do not want infection to develop.

If you must address from home, you can clean the area 2x daily with saline, pat dry and then apply regular Neosporin or Polysporin to the area. Rub this in well and towel off any excess.

If in the USA, you can find vets open in your area here: https://www.petflight.com/vet_clinics Be sure to call before heading in to ensure that they can accommodate you and your companion.

If finances limit your ability to obtain care for your companion at this time, please visit this link where I have comprised 26 links to help with financial aid, financing and fundraising: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/7co64isq6hkvq4ihngun8/Document.docx?dl=0&rlkey=mu7ectrkf1vlygp26kyodnuyp

Does this all make sense? Do you have any additional questions I can address today on this topic?

12 Oct 2021
Customer reply
12 Oct 2021
Thank you I will take her in.
12 Oct 2021
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12 Oct 2021
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy

You're quite welcome. If you need any additional support on this topic, I'm just a message away.

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