11-22-2018, 02:07 PM
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How do I care for my dog's dog bite pre-vet appointment
My dog got bit by another dog and I am not sure what to do until the vet appointment tomorrow.
The bite is on the face. It happened about a week ago, but just got worse yesterday. It looks like one deeper bite and a few smaller ones on the left of it. The swelling started yesterday so she must have scratched at it and opened it, making it worse. We are concerned that the swelling is reaching her eyes and might be infected.
We have a vet appointment tomorrow, but what can I do in the meantime to make sure it doesn't get worse? We have two types of cones for her, but she always gets out of them. Bf suggested securing a sock onto her back right foot, so if we can't stop her from scratching in time, the damage will be minimized.
I thought to use benedryl for the swelling, and clean it with antiseptic, though the internet is pretty divided on what you can and can't use on your dog.