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Q. A five year old basset has an access under his ear. It's draining. Is peroxide and neosporin enough

Answered By
AMY S. EUTSEY, DVM

A. Most likely, no.....topical treatment is not usually enough. If the infection is bad enough that an abscess has already formed, oral antibiotics plus possibly wound flushing would be recommended. Your pet should be seen by his veterinarian as soon as possible for proper wound care and to get started on an appropriate oral antibiotic.


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