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    Glad to hear the wound is starting to heal.The soap you say is used before operations might be something similar to the Hibiscrub that Castor's vet washed him with when he got a hot spot (on his neck too) last summer. It's a very strong chlorehexidine antiseptic soap. We then washed Castor daily with another also strong chlorehexidine shampoo for a week and only after a few days the change was amazing. The shampoo we used was called TrizChlor4. So glad that you have now come in touch with a better vet and hope Abe is feeling better.


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    Default Re: Abe is having a nasty bleed on his head...help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenIron View Post
    We noticed it to next to his left ear and it turns out he was trying hard as he could to reach the wound and especially the scabbing to scratch at it and all he could reach was his ear and he was starting a hotspot there from it. Like I said in today's post tomorrow as we cleanse and disenfect the wound we are going to try triple antibiotic ointment or maybe silverdyne cream on the wound to keep it moist so he won't be so tempted to scratch at it as it heals
    I'm glad you're taking charge! Sometimes we just know our bullies better than anyone. Good call on the washing and cleansing. One piece of advice -- hot spots won't heal if kept moist, but I realize that antibiotic ointment can help and provide some itch relief, so maybe try to keep it dry for a bit after you cleanse it so a scab can form and heal, and then apply ointment after the wound has had some time to breathe. Keep an eye on that ear! Fingers crossed things start to get better. Definitely try the broth recipe, it's important to keep him hydrated and eating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cefe13 View Post
    Glad to hear the wound is starting to heal.The soap you say is used before operations might be something similar to the Hibiscrub that Castor's vet washed him with when he got a hot spot (on his neck too) last summer. It's a very strong chlorehexidine antiseptic soap. We then washed Castor daily with another also strong chlorehexidine shampoo for a week and only after a few days the change was amazing. The shampoo we used was called TrizChlor4. So glad that you have now come in touch with a better vet and hope Abe is feeling better.
    Yep that's it!!....Hibiscrub...is the shampoo/soap we are using when washing the wound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8erjackie View Post
    I'm glad you're taking charge! Sometimes we just know our bullies better than anyone. Good call on the washing and cleansing. One piece of advice -- hot spots won't heal if kept moist, but I realize that antibiotic ointment can help and provide some itch relief, so maybe try to keep it dry for a bit after you cleanse it so a scab can form and heal, and then apply ointment after the wound has had some time to breathe. Keep an eye on that ear! Fingers crossed things start to get better. Definitely try the broth recipe, it's important to keep him hydrated and eating.


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    totally agree.... needs time to dry out so it will heal

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenIron View Post
    Today's update...bathed him and cleansed that wound really well today....that took the smell away and he absolutely loved it while we gently rubbed the wound with the cleansing soap. The soap we are using is some type of hand soap that surgeons use before operating...I will get the name of it and post tomorrow.

    most of the scabbing washed away...I agree with you all, the wound needs washing everyday. The last vet just said to keep spraying twice a day with the Betagen spray and said nothing of cleansing everyday...basically I left with the understanding to give him his meds and spray him twice a day and it should heal on its own...

    starting tomorrow I'm taking charge. These vets don't seem to know didley...I was taught better wound trauma care when I was in the Marines.

    so starting tomorrow he gets his meds and his spray and it's getting a good cleansing...after the cleansing and disenfecting I'm wiping the wound down with triple antibiotic ointment to keep the wound moist and keep him from scratching and further inflaming it. He is eating all his meals now and drinking so that is another promising mark in his recovery...I may even put some silverdyne on his wound.

    i appreciate everyone here hanging in there with me...I can't tell how much of an ordeal it has been...now if we can get that wound to heal.


    Looking so much better and happy to hear he is eating!! thanks for keeping us posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenIron View Post
    Today's update...bathed him and cleansed that wound really well today....that took the smell away and he absolutely loved it while we gently rubbed the wound with the cleansing soap. The soap we are using is some type of hand soap that surgeons use before operating...I will get the name of it and post tomorrow.

    most of the scabbing washed away...I agree with you all, the wound needs washing everyday. The last vet just said to keep spraying twice a day with the Betagen spray and said nothing of cleansing everyday...basically I left with the understanding to give him his meds and spray him twice a day and it should heal on its own...

    starting tomorrow I'm taking charge. These vets don't seem to know didley...I was taught better wound trauma care when I was in the Marines.

    so starting tomorrow he gets his meds and his spray and it's getting a good cleansing...after the cleansing and disenfecting I'm wiping the wound down with triple antibiotic ointment to keep the wound moist and keep him from scratching and further inflaming it. He is eating all his meals now and drinking so that is another promising mark in his recovery...I may even put some silverdyne on his wound.

    i appreciate everyone here hanging in there with me...I can't tell how much of an ordeal it has been...now if we can get that wound to heal.
    Good job!!! It's really going to be ok now. Just clean the wound everyday andlet it dry before spraying. Give it air. You got this!

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    Today's update...it has been one week exactly since I took him to the last vet...Abe is eating all his food at meal times and looking for more. He wants to play and get attention of course...I would say he is probably back 90% to his old self prior to the neutering when this started. His wound is dry and no longer smelling bad or oozing. He has most improved over the last 48 hours than all of last week combined.

    i will post a new pic in the morning.

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    Way to go Abe, you are a Trooper Sweet One. I Love You Dear Abe.

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    WHEW! What a wild ride that was...
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    I'm so glad to hear this, keep us posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenIron View Post
    Today's update...it has been one week exactly since I took him to the last vet...Abe is eating all his food at meal times and looking for more. He wants to play and get attention of course...I would say he is probably back 90% to his old self prior to the neutering when this started. His wound is dry and no longer smelling bad or oozing. He has most improved over the last 48 hours than all of last week combined.

    i will post a new pic in the morning.

    What a relief…so great to read this update!! Abe, you are a rock star

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    Awesome to hear... keep on truckin Abe!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldenIron View Post
    Today's update...it has been one week exactly since I took him to the last vet...Abe is eating all his food at meal times and looking for more. He wants to play and get attention of course...I would say he is probably back 90% to his old self prior to the neutering when this started. His wound is dry and no longer smelling bad or oozing. He has most improved over the last 48 hours than all of last week combined.

    i will post a new pic in the morning.

    Most wonderful news! You have done a good job taking care of him-so happy for Abe!
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