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    DefaultHow to heal a wound?

    It's been seen by a vet but I forgot to ask this question....to encourage healing, is it better to wrap it up really well, let it breath (unwrapped - so with a cone on the dog!) or lightly covered with say a sock (tight at the top away from the wound so it doesn't come off).

    Oh - still talking about Tundie's would from the removal of his dew claws. It's not healing. It was infected and we are treating with anti-biotics (Started Saturday AM)
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    DefaultRe: How to heal a wound?

    If he's not licking, I'd leave it unwrapped to let the air get to it. If he's licking at it, he probably needs a cone so you can leave it unwrapped.

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    DefaultRe: How to heal a wound?

    Air... no wrapping at all
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    DefaultRe: How to heal a wound?

    Just a question, why were his dewclaws removed?
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    DefaultRe: How to heal a wound?

    something about they being huge? I do not really know. He is a foster I have had for a little over a week. The rescue made the decision - he came to me more than a week after the neuter/dew claw removal.
    they would not have spent money on this if it was completely useless.

    thanks!
    I had a feeling that would be the answer. it was just easier having them bandaged. I'll give them as much "air" time as possible!
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    DefaultRe: How to heal a wound?

    Just thought I'd add a quick suggestion -- Polly had a bite on the middle of her forehead from an unsupervised dog at the park (that's another story), and it was recommended that I apply a warm damp compress to the area two or three times a day. Apparently, deep wounds on dogs shouldn't be allowed to scab. However, if you're using antibiotic ointment, this might not be useful at all. Good luck!

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    DefaultRe: How to heal a wound?

    I know some vets will suggest removal if dewclaws are loose and floppy, and therefore easily torn.. I wish I'd had kaylie's removed, as they are so floppy..

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