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Your veterinarian will recommend routine wound care unless your dog is extremely ill, in which case, intravenous therapy provided in a hospital setting will be necessary. Your dog may also need blood transfusions so that the body can send fresh blood to the wounded area. If the venom is mild, cold compresses are sometimes adequate for reducing inflammation and reducing pain. If there has been a lot of cell destruction at the wound site, your doctor will need to surgically remove some of the dead tissue. If the venom was very potent, with a lot of cellular and tissue damage, your dog may need skin grafting after the lesion reaches full maturity.
Your veterinarian will want to monitor the wound site weekly until it is fully healed.
Having to do with dead tissue
The failure of the kidneys to perform their proper functions
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A change in the way that tissue is constructed; a sore
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
The species that a living thing has descended from
A type of test that is used to count the number of organisms in a particular sample.
A substance that causes chemical change to another
Necrosis of a body part that can be attributed to poor circulation
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.