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Q. My dog arm was ran over by a tire , he was checked no broken bones but he has wound, how do I clean it at home

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. Wound management depends very much on the depth nad size of the wound, location and nearby structures and other complicating factors such as age of dog and infections etc. Your vet should have provided advice on this, a quick call to the office should confirm the best options. Sterile saline and dilute surgical disinfectant such as chlorhexidine can be used to clean surface wounds and shallow grazes may benefit from topical ointments but deep wounds or those near joints should be fully assessed and stitched up as required


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