Cuts and Scrapes in Dogs and Cats | Webvet

Nov 22, 2008 - Cuts (lacerations) and scrapes (abrasions) in the skin are common in dogs and cats
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Clean are needed to protect the cuts. Dogs tend to lick,chew and scratch their wounds and this may facilitate the access ofbacteria to the wound. Apply several layers of bandages, to make surethe wound is protected. You should change the bandages 2 times per day.

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Dogs incur minor skin injuries all the time, especially the more adventurous breeds. This may occur from scraping against a rock or hard surface (abrasions), bumping against a blunt object which damages small blood vessels (bruises), or a cut from a bush, a thorn, or other sharp object (lacerations). Always check your dog from head to tail after he goes outside, or when you return home from work, to see if it acquired any cuts or bruises. If you should find any, re-examine him more thoroughly to see if there are deeper wounds. Minor injuries occur most frequently on the legs and paws, especially after exercising in the woods or areas with overgrown shrubbery. Note: If a joint or paw is bruised and swollen, do not follow these guidelines -- assume there are deeper injuries and consult a veterinarian immediately. You will need to change the bandages every day until the wound heals and keep them from getting wet. If you notice an unpleasant smell coming from the bandages when you change them, contact your vet immediately. When treating minor injuries, a small film of triple antibiotic ointment can be applied to the affected area two to three times a day. Do not, however, apply a large amount of ointment on the area, as your dog may be tempted to lick it. Playing and fighting with other dogs can also cause minor injuries. Be extra cautious if your pet is wounded by a strange or stray dog, as it may be infected with a contagious disease such as rabies. Dogs try to lick their wounds because their saliva contains a mild antiseptic ingredient. This is normal, but should still be limited as excessive licking can become compulsive and cause severe problems. Active dogs and curious cats find lots of ways to injure themselves. Cuts, particularly on legs or near large blood vessels, may need immediate medical attention. But when your animal gets a minor cut or scrape, you can handle it much the same way you would with a human. If you don’t have an actual muzzle, use a strip of gauze or towel, or an old tie to keep the animal from biting you while you're trying to dress the wound—it may seem cruel, but even gentle animals can bite out of fear or pain. Never muzzle a vomiting pet, though. Small dogs and cats can be wrapped in a towel to restrain them. Just be sure to leave the animal’s nose uncovered.In addition to cuts and punctures, dogs often injure their pads when exposed to extreme temperatures or chemicals. Even though foot pads are tough, they can burn on a scorching sidewalk in the middle of the summer or on icy surfaces during the winter. If your dog licks at her feet or limps after a summertime or wintertime stroll, sooth her pads by soaking the foot in room temperature water. If the pads become discolored or if the tissue under the pad becomes exposed, contact your veterinarian. Severe burns need to be treated professionally.Neosporin can be very beneficial for dogs. This topical antibiotic speeds up healing of minor cuts, wounds, scratches and scrapes. It also prevents infections, but it is safe enough for pets?