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Puppy has had his nose bitten ... advise

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wizzler Tue 30-Oct-12 15:25:14

DH has just callled for advice

Puppy ( 10 months) has just had his nose bitten by another dog. His poor little nose is bleeding ...( I havent seen it .. DH is in charge!)

What should DH do?... I understand its only bleeding a bit... I advised to go to the vet... am I being PFD.... WWYD ?

Do dogs have a risk of tetanus ?!

I agreed to ask the wise ones on Mumsnet and accept your advice.

D0oinMeCleanin Tue 30-Oct-12 15:39:43

I only bother vets if it is bleeding profusely or if you can see bone/muscle, otherwise I clean it with cooled, boiled water and dress it if appropriate.

For a scratched nose I'd just clean it and keep an eye on it.

ditavonteesed Tue 30-Oct-12 15:41:43

bathe it in salt water and like dooin says keep an eye on it for any signs of infection.

wizzler Tue 30-Oct-12 15:57:01

Thanks everyone... feel much more confident dealing with DC then DD!

HoneyDragon Tue 30-Oct-12 16:05:03

My old girl had her nose bitten when away with her working. It's a bit scary as they bleed so much. I tied a scarf round her as dcs were present even though I was a 100% certain she wouldn't snap, I'd be fool to risk it with an injured dog. I bathed with salt water.

When I called the vet he said that's what he would have done / advised and to monitor it for 48 hours, and no swimming or letting her stick her nose in interesting things. smile

I was astonished at how quickly it healed as it was quite a deep tear.

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 30-Oct-12 16:13:52

Dogs are not ordinarily at risk of tetanus. There are a exceptions on farms where we know tetanus exists in the soil, having seen clinical cases on those farms.

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