Small cut...peroxide?

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Small cut...peroxide?

Postby Maximus » Sat Sep 18, 2004 2:03 am

So, my little Ruby love has gone and fallen down the stairs...two of them, actually, in her exuberance to get inside from the garage, and unfortunately she somehow bashed her face on something (I heard this; didn't see it happen). Poor baby has two small cuts, not deep, really close to her eye. It doesn't look like there's any damage to her eye at all, but I'm nervous.

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(She's blinking because of the flash...she doesn't seem to be favoring her eye at all.)

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My question is this: what can I put on her cuts? Is it too close to her eye to use peroxide? Is there anything else you would recommend?

This is my first doggy cut -- the first time I've seen Ruby bleed at all :crybaby: and I'm a nervous mommy. Help!

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Postby elegy » Sat Sep 18, 2004 6:56 am

i don't like peroxide for cuts. it can actually damage the tissue. i'd use a bit of warm salt water to rinse, and then put a little dab of triple antibiotic ointment (like neosporin) on there.

you should see some of the holes my dog has put in herself just romping in the back yard. she will be trailing blood all over the place and she doesn't even notice.


Postby Vitaliy » Sat Sep 18, 2004 11:18 am

I on the other hand always use peroxide, if my dog scratches himself on something, gets scratched while playing... peroxide takes care of all of that. Did not have any bad experiences with it.. Be careful around the eye though..

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Postby X-girl » Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:09 pm

Aww, poor Ruby, Max!!
I have seen many dog owner's use peroxide w/o problem but, around the eye a bit of Neosporin may work better. I'm sure that she will be fine. Kiss her booboo for me!

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Postby turtle » Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:13 pm

Ouch!!! Yes, I'd go with the neosporin for this one. Peroxide does damage the tissue and it has more of a chance to scar, neosporin is much better for healing cuts like this.



Postby Maximus » Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:19 pm

Yikes, littlefoot! Barbwire? Ouch!

Thanks, everyone. Ruby's fine. In fact, she doesn't even notice it (of course... make me worry so! she could at least pretend to be hurt to justify all my anxiety!). I got some neosporin, and it really looks worse in the photo than it is, now that she's scabbed a little. Blood is just jarring, ya know?

And Ruby thanks you for the booboo kisses, x-girl! :thumbsup:

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