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Old 09-21-2018, 10:11 PM
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Help! My dog has a scratch on her head.

Hi All,

When my dog and I were walking this evening, she stopped to say hi to a dog that ended up scratching her head. It was a bit frustrating since the owner must have know her dog had behavioral issues based on the comment of ... oh she used to be a stray sometimes she does that, and proceeded to let her say hi. Anyways, I cleaned out the cut with saline water, and put neosporin on it as per google suggestions. Does anyone have any other thoughts on this to prevent scaring? Also - thoughts on if it will scar?

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:29 PM
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Aww poor baby. I would keep cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide and continue applying Neosporin xx
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:06 PM
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I think it should heal fine, especially if she's a younger dog. I agree with the Neosporin, but not hydrogen peroxide. I've heard that hydrogen peroxide can actually be bad to put on dogs because it slows down the healing.

The pictures I have here are of my dog earlier this summer. She was about 6 months old. Another dog cut her on her face. It was a gouge of skin missing and kind of deep. She yelped like she was dying, which is pretty common with puppies. Poor baby. The side of her face was swollen. It didn't need stitches, but I was freaked out about it. Her face was swollen and the wound started looking worse and worse and hair around the wound was falling out and it looked like a big gaping hole (I felt like it anyway). Anyway...after all the trauma (for me) she ended up healing 100% and I can't tell that it was ever there. I did get antibiotics and anti inflammatory for it though.

(I didn't see a way to make the photos smaller. Sorry)
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