How can I treat this before I can get to the vets tomorrow?

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Yespleaselouise Wed 30-Oct-19 18:39:44

Or should I leave it alone?

Cooled boiled water? Small amount of salt? Anything else or nothing??

Don’t want to hurt him with a hard fabric such as a flannel by scraping it so wondering if a pipette is worth a shot?

Not experienced this before. Genuinely don’t know what to do - all advice welcome. Don’t know what’s caused it.

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Willowkins Wed 30-Oct-19 18:51:26

I can't tell from the close angle what sort of animal this is. Might be important..

Yespleaselouise Wed 30-Oct-19 18:53:15

Dalmatian- sorry, have asked MNHQ to move to the Doghouse section.

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LilyMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Oct-19 18:56:27

We've moved it now, OP. flowers

user1471533725 Wed 30-Oct-19 19:00:08

The most important thing would be to make sure he can't continue to lick or scratch at it. Especially overnight. They can pull themselves to pieces and cause way more damage.

Winterdaysarehere Wed 30-Oct-19 19:03:05

Pets at home lotion. Magic in a bottle for a fiver.
Seriously good stuff.
Small bottle, blue lotion.
Ddog had a hole one Fri night , saw improvement by Sat, scabbed by the Monday. Didn't see a vet.

Willowkins Wed 30-Oct-19 19:03:42

Ok I did think Dalmatian but wanted to be sure.
If the animal is not in any obvious pain or distress, you could use a weak solution of warm water and bicarbonate of soda to gently clean the area and ease the symptoms. I would just pour it on and leave it to dry.


CMOTDibbler Wed 30-Oct-19 19:05:45

I'd use cooled boiled water which had salt dissolved in it, and gently clean with lint pad or cotton wool. It looks more of a scrape than anything more serious (I have lurchers - the thin skin/hair means we get a lot of these). The worst bit is stopping the dog licking at them - you might need to put a t shirt on the dog and use a hair bobble to gather up the excess fabric

Winterdaysarehere Wed 30-Oct-19 19:06:06

Here it is!

onyourway Wed 30-Oct-19 19:06:20

I'd put Sudocrem on it (but I put Sudocrem on everything!)

Yespleaselouise Wed 30-Oct-19 19:54:45


Thankyou SO much everyone smile

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LochJessMonster Thu 31-Oct-19 14:42:18

In future, cuts and grazes like that don't always need to see a vet. It'll start get costly. I bought some spray on antiseptic and just spray it on any cuts.

Hope hes ok

Yespleaselouise Thu 31-Oct-19 18:11:27

It’s got quite deep, almost 1cm , weepy and there’s another one about 3 inches away now too.


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TheHodgeoftheHedge Thu 31-Oct-19 18:21:24

If it’s an obvious cut or graze, I dilute tcp and clean thoroughly then smother in sudocrem.
However if they are random sores that are appearing, particularly on legs or feet, I’d Phone the vet for advice. Especially if you’re in an area where Alabama Rot has been reported.

Winterdaysarehere Thu 31-Oct-19 21:54:09

Did you get the lotion? Honestly our husky had an inch hole, quite deep that healed without seeing a vet.
Always have a bottle in now!

Yespleaselouise Fri 01-Nov-19 21:13:30

Had him at the vets first thing because he was very unwell and as needy as a newborn overnight.

Antibiotics and good old Metacam administered because he has an infection.

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