Posted by: Jackie | 2004/01/05

wound on head

Please help, our staffie female has a wound on top of head, not healing as our other dogs keep licking. Any home/natural remedy much appreciated.

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The wound must be kept clean and washed with an antiseptic solution which is safe for use on wounds, available from your pharmacy or veterinarian. Alternatively, a saltwater solution will also clean the wound. If it is very deep or infected, antibiotic treatment will also be necessary. Antibiotic treatment will also help prevent tetanus which is an uncommon complication of wound infections. Generally, if it is not healing, go see your veterinarian.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town

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