Dog Bite Abscess

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by ALBoerGoats, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. ALBoerGoats

    ALBoerGoats Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2015
    So, Miss Diamond got her face and ear bit by a dog about two weeks ago. Her ear got slightly torn and she had a puncture wound on her cheek. I flushed the puncture wound daily until it closed up but I noticed she started developing a bump in that spot shortly after. It has slowly gotten bigger and tonight when I palpated it, it had a soft spot in the middle so obviously an abscess now.

    Would you lance it and flush or let it blow on it's own? Poor girl is not happy about me going near that side of her face at all. Luckily, her ear has healed up beautifully without issue. But I had a feeling the puncture wound would be an issue. Especially since it's a dog bite.
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'd probably wait till it is about to pop. I'd also do both flushing the abscess and giving antibiotic shots. Dog bites are awful.

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  4. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Poor girl, I agree with the advice above but would add some garlic and vitamin c internally just to boost immune system further!!
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