My 9 week old puppy has a scabbed bump on the end of his shaft on the left side. The scab came off but did not bleed so I put hydrogen Peroxide and Neosporin on it. It does not seem to hurt him.
I am probably going to make him an earlier check up.
Editor Suggestion Puppy with Scab
It sounds like your 9-week-old puppy has a scabbed bump on the end of his shaft on the left side. You mentioned that the scab came off and did not bleed, and you applied hydrogen peroxide and neosporin to it. It's good that you're planning to schedule an earlier check-up.
Here are some recommendations:
Avoid Self-Treatment: While it's understandable that you want to help your puppy, avoid applying hydrogen peroxide and neosporin without veterinary guidance. Some human medications can be harmful to pets, and using them without proper knowledge can worsen the condition.
Schedule a Vet Check-up: Making an earlier check-up appointment with a veterinarian is the right step. They will be able to examine the bump, identify the underlying cause, and provide appropriate treatment. It could be a skin issue, a parasite, or even an injury, so it's crucial to get a professional assessment.
Monitor the Area: In the meantime, keep an eye on the affected area. Watch for any changes in size, color, or behavior. If it starts to bleed, appears to cause discomfort to your puppy, or if you notice any other concerning symptoms, contact the vet immediately.
Avoid Touching It: Refrain from touching or attempting to remove any scabs yourself, as it can lead to infection or irritation.
Let us know how you do with the veterinarian.
Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide
Please note: This information is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your pet's veterinarian. Always consult a vet for professional medical advice about your pet's health.