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    Default Home brand first aid.

    Hey guys,

    The goofs are still chewing each others necks and Mojo's copping the brunt of it.......currently 2 nice little bites on each side of the face.

    What can i put on them before they get infected and end up at the vets ??

    I was thinking Betadine or even just clean saltwater.

    I also thought of Detol or similar...maybe even Savlon...but i have no idea if these would work or worse still...do more damage.

    Dont get me wrong, i'm not trying to avoid taking my dogs to a vets if they need it. Just trying to stop a little bite or scab from becoming somthing bigger and costing me a arm and a leg.

    Any thoughts guys ?? What has worked for your dogs ??


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    never use dettol it can eat the dogs skin away

    Betadine or any iodine base is fine. For big straight slashes and cuts I use home brand super glue. Yes the $2 packet. Cut all the hair off around it, flush with iodine inside the cut and then pinch the edges together, lay a line of glue over 70-80% of the SURFACE ONLY and hold it closed until it dries. WIll hold it together, the hole left will allow drainage and the glue falls off naturally. Never get the glue into the wound it's only external as it burns.

    some great products from the local stock feeds/horse shop are

    - Cetrigen (what they call purple spray) great for cuts, scrapes, holes and such
    - Any iodine spray
    - debrisol for gooey or granular wounds
    - sulfur powder for skin irritations

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    by the way, if you do see a scab, pick it. Scrape it off and you will allow the oxygen to penetrate. Bacteria that cause deeper tissue infections do not like oxygen and prefer moist environments, so a scab over the top can give them the perfect home to cause problems. Some pus is normal, it is the body throwing out the old cells that have been destroyed but it needs to drain away as it's a waste product of infection fighting. Keep things clean and open they heal well.

    In the mean time I suggest you get a couple of strong nylon collars that are super wide, most people with hunting or security dogs have them. Slather them in bitterent and let them go, they will learn it's not a great idea.

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    Excellent Nekhbet !!!! Thank you very much for that excellent reply !!!

    I'll pop into our local rural supply shop tomorrow to see if they have those products you mentioned. I've got the collars so i'll try the bitterent trick aswell.


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    I second cetrigen- it's excellent stuff! Does stain purple for a while though!

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    I have been treating a calf that was attacked by wild dogs and have resorted to just use salt water in his wounds. Used different potions from the vet but the salt water has dried up the infection better. I also used Purple Spray (sometimes it is pink spray - horse people generally know it as Purple Spray) is good as it also keep flies away. But for open cuts it does sting so Nonly use it after teh cut has dried out and close up..

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    Thanks guys. I just found a can of Cetrigen that the wife had bought to use on the guinea pigs. I recall the pig looked 'purple' for weeks after she used it !!!

    So tomorrow its bath time for both pooches and then when Mojo's dry i'm gunna spray him with it. Hopefully it will wash out once the wound has healed up...or i'm gunna have to call him 'Tinky winky'....the purple telly tubby.... who is rumoured to be gay !!


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    Real men wear pink/purple!

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    Only if they want to be beaten up.!!

    or if thier name is Reyzor.


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    cetrigen does sting but so does salt. It's good for outdoor animals and livestock especially as it deters flies. They just have to grin and bare it, you dont put too much on or spray straight into the wound close up just a spritz of it to form a pink coating. It's also one of the few things great to use on poultry as it wont eat the tissue.

    Depends how good your skills are, I also have some needles and syringes, pain meds, antibiotics, supplements and a few tried and true 'back from the brink of death' recipes for my animals, especially the ferrets (we have 20 as we run a rescue as well) If I had to run to the vet every time I needed something basic done I'd need a mortgage in no time :P

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