How to Clean and Treat Dog Wounds at Home

Accidents happen. As a pet owner, it is very helpful to know how to clean and cure minor scratches or cuts of your dog at home. You should also know when veterinarian care is required.

This guide will help you figure out when the veterinarian should go, which animal first aid items you should carry at home, and how to deal with small injuries.

Clean and Treat Dog

Home Treat Minor Pet Wounds

Before you start, make sure that you have someone to help you keep your pet while treating the injury. You can even use a muzzle if nobody is available. Even if your animal was never aggressive, pain could cause a pet to react differently. Avoid scratches or bites by planning to stabilize and quiet your pet while treating the wound.

Stop Bleeding: 

When the wound bleeds, place over the wound a clean towel or cloth and apply mild pressure. If the injury bleeds abundantly, it is essential to go to the emergency veterinary facility because it is more serious than just a cut.

Clean Wound:

Puncture injuries, such as a bite injury, may seem trivial but they are not. Bite wounds contain infectious germs. Even if it is minor, the wound is clean and clean. Use a water bottle with clean water to remove any debris, dirt, etc, by spraying on the wound.

The Wound Disinfects:

The damaged region is carefully cleaned using a cleanser such as diluted betadine or chlorhexidine, which are commonly included in a packed first aid kit. Do not use alcohol rubbing or hydrogen peroxide, which can harm the tissue and delay recovery.

Cover with a Bandage the Wound:

Use a little amount of antibacterial ointment and cover with sterile gauze or another bandage the wound. Use the rubber bandage to hold the bandage.

Take an E-collar:

Pets cannot understand the bandage not to bite or lick. Since their mouths can spread bacteria onto the wound (and have you disinfect and repeatedly apply the bandage), try protecting the wound by wearing an E-collar (a shameful cone).