Dog Leg Bite Wound - Abscess or Healing

by Luke

Recent photo of wound

Recent photo of wound

So my girls (dogs) got into it the other day due to fence aggression. One girl got a good bite to the side. It’s been healing great with little draining 4 days later. We have been spraying Vetericyn Plus on the wound 4 times a day and doing warm compresses. However, some hard swelling has occurred and I’m unsure if it is an abscess or not. The site does not smell, is not hot, is not leaking any unusual fluids, and is not painful for my girl when I touch around it. Should I be concerned or give it a few more days? I will take her to the vet if necessary but I’m trying to give it a chance at home.

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Hi Luke,

I'm not a veterinarian, but I can try to offer some general advice. If you notice any changes in your dog's behavior, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or signs of pain, it would be a good idea to consult with a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Even if the wound does not appear to have any alarming symptoms at the moment, the hard swelling might still be a cause for concern. A veterinarian would be able to properly assess the situation and provide the best course of action.

It's always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to the health of your dogs. Monitoring the wound closely and seeking professional advice if you notice any changes or if the swelling does not improve in the next few days would be a prudent approach.

You could also try an online veterinarian for a more immediate and lower cost consultation.

Best to you and your dog,

Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

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