The kind of treatment you give a dog with an infected wound has to do with the nature of the wound, the part of the body the wound is located, etc. Certain areas like the eyes, ears, teeth, reproductive organs, usually require immediate attention. Not giving an infected wound the attention it requires may lead to life threatening conditions. Let’s take a look at some of the ways we can treat infected wounds based on which part of the body you find them
Treating Ear Infections
Ear infections are very common in dogs. They range from just superficial or outer layer wounds to more severe and internal infections in the ear canal. Parasites like; Fleas, Lice, Mites, and Ticks could cause ear infections.
Dogs can also inflict these wounds on themselves during scratching and other activities. Some other possible causes include weather conditions, foreign objects, and allergies. There are more severe cases like; tumors, canine vestibular syndrome, mechanical trauma, Aural Hematomas, etc.
Before treatment begins, thoroughly clean and dry the ear canals. An otoscopic examination is required in determining the best form of treatment for the infection. Inflammation is caused by bacterial/fungal organisms, it is important to give the dog some antibiotic/antifungal medication.
During treatment, a topical application of Vet Aid’s Animal Wound Care Foam would help to facilitate the healing process while easing discomfort in the area. During treatment you are required to clean the ear regularly to prevent a waxy build up in the air. It is important to consult a veterinary doctor before you begin any form of treatment.
Treating Parasite Invasion
There are several parasites that could live on the dog’s skin. These parasites usually inflict a lot of pain and cause a high level of discomfort. They leave their hosts with sores, wounds, infections, diseases, etc. we would take a look at some of this parasites.
Parasites are a dog’s dreaded enemy and should be aggressively dealt with. We will take a look at how these parasites can negatively affect your dog’s health and see how treatment can begin. Treatment of Parasites may depend on the kind of parasite, and it’s usually done in stages.
Most parasites live on the skin of their hosts and feed on their blood. Parasitic infestation could be a very painful and discomforting experience for dogs. Their bites cause itching, sores, waxy-build up, irritation, scratching, rubbing, skin-sensitivity, hair loss, severe allergies; it could even lead to permanent ear damage if not given adequate attention.
Parasitic activities lead to bacterial buildup within the affected area, the sores/wounds inflicted become inflamed, and this could lead to other health issues.
First step is to thoroughly give the dog a warm bath, with special attention given to the affected areas. The doctor will then examine the dog to determine the nature of the parasite and the level of damage it has caused; you’ll be required to apply a suitable anti-parasitic medication prescribed by the veterinary doctor on the dog’s skin.
It’s important to do this thoroughly, to ensure there is no hiding ground for the parasites. This application will be repeated several times at given intervals. It is important to completely follow the instructions given due to the fact that some of these parasite’s eggs are immune to the treatment, so they hatch after few weeks, so it’s important to also kill the newly hatched ones.
The treatment could take up to five to six weeks depending on the parasites. Some of the parasites include; Fleas, Lice, Mites, Ticks, etc. After treatment, it’s important you ensure your dog’s healing process is complete by using Vet Aid’s Animal Wound Care Foam, this has proven to be a very effective healing formula.