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Title: Dog fight
Post by: ellwoodjake on September 02, 2004, 08:35:35 PM
Allright folks, Who is the expert in doggie medicine? One of my beagles got eat up by a gang of dogs the other day and has sustained numerous punctures. I've got a big bottle of veterinary antibiotic here(LA 200) that I use for my cattle. Would it be allright to shoot into a dog? Provided I scale the dose down from 1000 lbs to 20 lbs. Is there anything else I can do for her?
Title: Dog fight
Post by: firekidd on September 02, 2004, 09:43:18 PM
I don't know about animal meds.....  Only human....
but all animals can get infections... I sugest a good cleaning, irrigation with sterile water and apply a triple antibiotic ointment to prevent infections.... any other questions should be asked to a vet.....
Title: Dog fight
Post by: Big58cal on September 02, 2004, 11:21:20 PM
I agree with Firekidd.  Just clean the wounds out good and apply a generous amount of triple antibiotic.  Watch for any sign of infection or for your dog to have a fever.  You can also give your dog an asperin every so often to help with the pain that she's in.

My wife used to be a Veterinarian Technician and would know what you should do, but she isn't here right now.
Title: Dog fight
Post by: ellwoodjake on September 03, 2004, 04:55:03 AM
I did irrigate some of the larger wounds with sterile water and she immediatly followed it with her tounge. I thought about the antibiotic ointment but then read the precautions on a tube of neosporin I've got here. It warns about ingestion and states to  "contact a poison control center." I know just as soon as I put anything on her, she's going to lick it off. I know a lot of folks say that doggie drool has healing properties and licking wounds help them heal;  but with a lot of things I've seen her carrying around, I'm not so sure.
Title: Dog fight
Post by: Techno on September 09, 2004, 07:10:16 PM
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Title: Dog fight
Post by: Techno on September 09, 2004, 07:23:52 PM
oh yeah. contact the manufacturer of what you use for the cattle and ask OR look up the ingrediants on the net and see if they coralate(sp?) to what you could use on a dog OR you could call a vet. ANY green or discoloration of the skin other than red or pink is bad. you could use hydrogen peroxide(make sure to not get the wound too wet as it could cause infection due to moisture) OR rubbing alcohal(wound willbe dry and have a bigger chance of scar). with the anti-bactrial cream you could use a bandage of some sort, i know my dogs would have that torn off in a flash but all dogs vary. i would also reccmend getting a vet handbook. ill ask around for what is current and let you know what you might try.
Title: Dog fight
Post by: ellwoodjake on September 09, 2004, 10:52:42 PM
:) Thank's for the info, and the concern techno. I did go ahead and give her the shot of LA200, after scaling the dosage down to her boby weight of course. The very next day her fever was gone, the wounds stopped draining and scabbed over.  Most of the deepest punctures were on her rear, where the other dogs had her hamstrung. She also had one front leg badly briused and cut up and was swelled real tight, similar to a snakebite. That about 3 days ago. Today when I got home from work, she was chasing a bunny below my driveway, although she was still partly holding the front leg up. Folks, this livestock antibiotic is some powerful stuff. The only drawback is that it's very thick- not a problem with big needles,big animals and big doses; but with small animals and small needles, it takes a while to get the medicine in. She still has a knot under the hide at the injection site but it is getting smaller.  I wouldn't recommend buying it just for dogs, as it is sold only in large bottles and is too expensive unless you need to treat thousands of pounds of dogs.  I told her about an hour ago to stay on it and work the soreness out before I work off monday--I'll be ready to go by then =P~