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    Default What to Put on Cuts/scrapes??

    Griffen and Madeline had a bit of a tiff about an hour ago. Not sure what over but they seem fine together now, although it may have knocked a couple of years off me.

    Griffen managed to put a tooth through his lip, it was interesting getting it unstuck but he didn't even realise anything was wrong.
    He also has a few little scraps on his chest no puncture wounds, it looks like Madelines teeth have scraped over his skin, I was wondering if I should put anticeptic cream or something on him?

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    I would clean with saline and put paw paw ointment on the scrape. With the tooth hole, in pei we would have to keep this open to let anything drain as they "repair" so quickly. So can't advise whether to put the paw paw on this or not
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    I would wash the scraps in saline solution or mild antiseptic wash, and if you have any chuck some aloe vera on them. If you've got a plant in the garden, just cut it open and chuck the goo straight onto the scrapes. Brilliant healing, and really fast.

    Let the wound in the lip drain, I wouldn't put anything on that, but would just check it each day to make sure it is healing nicely.

    Silly dogs. Just like us, but they probably get over their spats faster than us humans! Lol.

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    Thanks for that.
    Dont think we've got any Aloe vera, might have to look at buying a plant, but I've got pawpaw ointment, I'll put some of that on him.

    We almost took him to the vet over the lip wound, we weren't quite sure how to get the lip off the tooth. He wasn't in pain but he doesn;t like haven't his mouth looked at. As soon as I touched his mouth he'd close it trapping the lip. He sulked for a good 10 min after we finally pried his mouth open to get it out.

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    I've heard paw paw is very good. Like DA, I'm an Aloe Vera gel fan myself. I buy it in a tube from the supermarket. It's 97.4% pure aloe in a gel form. Brilliant stuff !!

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    when chloe did her paws (ripped them up) the vet told us to put straight aloe gel on it... No the green stuff but the real stuff..

    Oh and saline/betadine/salt water to clean it

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    Aloe vera here all the way. I have both a plant or a gel from a pharmacy, I use it on kids and animals, birds, alike. Comphrey is excellent too. I would also use it on me.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I had a greyhound once put his tooth through his lip like that in a scrap - it's not much fun.

    Best thing I've found is Manuka Honey. You can get it in the supermarket - it heals wounds like nothing I've seen. And reduces scarring amazingly. One of mine caught her face on wire and tore a big triangle of skin off right in the middle of her face - bigger than a 50c coin. Within three weeks you could hardly see a line where it had been.

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    I wonder what's so special about Manuka honey Natty ? And ideas ?

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    Here in Whippet world we live on Paw Paw cream (red packaging). They are forever getting cuts and scrapes because we have a lot of gum trees that drop branches etc.

    The lip I would wash and keep a close eye on for infection.

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