May 28, 2012 13:33
Question: We pick ticks daily, Jackie the Golden had a full tick that she probably scratched at, so I pulled it off. The problem is there is a wound the size of a nickel or slightly larger, skin is ripped off. She can’t lick it so put some antibiotic on it. Are there any potential problems with this?
Answer: Not usually. After couple days with polysporin or hibitane ointment can change to one with a steroid in it to reduce inflammation for a couple more days. Dr. Lisa Waymann DVM