Manage the wound at home if you’re comfortable doing so. Monitor your dog closely and prevent them from irritating the wound
- Monitor your dog closely for any new symptoms or changes in behavior. If the wound becomes swollen or inflamed, smelly or sore, or if it doesn’t stop bleeding within 10 minutes, contact your regular veterinary hospital.
- Don’t let your dog lick or otherwise irritate the wound. Put a cone on them if you have one and if it doesn’t contact the affected area.
- Be careful when handling your dog, as they may bite when they are in pain.