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Bohogkiller
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« on: December 05, 2017, 04:30:20 pm »

I’m from Navarro county. I’ve had a few dogs get cut this year and I’ve done decent at sewing them up and they’ve healed up nice but I’ve never had anything on hand to numb them. I’d like to be able to use some lidocaine but my vet in Hillsboro won’t sell it to me. Any suggestions? Any place around the county I could get some?


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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 06:35:40 pm »

I can’t help you in what you are asking...but I have found years ago that most cuts don’t need stitching...apply cut heal twice a day and one 500 mg amoxicillin pill a day...the amoxicillin for 7 to 10 days and cut heal until the dog is about healed up...this is painless to the dog...the pill does not need to be forced down the throat just put it in a price of chicken or hamburger...and your dog will see you as his best friend... Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 09:59:36 pm »

I also rarely stitch a dog, especially if they can lick it. If they can't lick it, I put him with another dog.  I had to stitch a dog for a friend a couple years ago that had got hit by a trailer. The fender had taken a BIG flap of skin off the rib area. It was an area aboUT 10 to 12 inches on a dog that was part chow and would bite. I gave her about 3cc of ACE in the muscle. ACE is a drug given to horses to take the edge off.  It made her real relaxed and she let me do the stitching. I got it from the vet without fuss.  BTW I prefer 15 lb monofilament fishing line to suture a dog, anything smaller will usually break when the flesh turns proud. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 06:37:05 am »

I stitch or staple all cuts I usely leave nicks alone it's just what you want to do. If it's just skin it will be ok to leave open I just prefer to close em up. If it's in the muscle that's a whole deferent ball game


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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 02:05:35 pm »

Wash it out when u think about it and wound spray it twice a day and amoxicillin one a day for 5 to ten days and spray and wash tell it's healed they don't need stitches or staples


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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 03:34:53 pm »

Just so I under stand are y'all leaving 6 to 10 cuts open to heal or are y'all talking 2 inch nicks. I just don't see the benefit in leaving open unless u like the dog to look like leather face on Texas chainsaw massacre lol   


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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 04:10:23 pm »

I have used it on big cuts and it works well.
#1 washout cut with Iodine.
#2 dry off wound.
#3 pull up more than what you need in a syringe.
#4 soak the cut with the lidocaine "Seems to help but not necessary.
#5 inject around the cut you don't have to go deep.
#6 wait 5 minutes it will numb I know at least for 20 min
I have some pm me if your interested.
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 08:54:20 pm »

If you can find a large animal vet they may sell you some, if it's for livestock  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 07:13:57 am »

It normally depends on where I am hunting. If in the marsh I tend to leave wounds open. There is so much bacteria in the marsh, it is almost impossible to get the wound clean & it will heal over but then abcess. In dryer ground, I will suture or staple most cuts if they are over two inches.  Things that help. Like said, I give dogs Ace Promazone. Clean the wound as well as possible. Deep puntures I leave open & after cleaning I shoot Tomorrow  down into the wound. I use Tomorrow on all cuts anyway & put most dogs on Chephalexin. I always try to suture muscle together with absorbable sutures & either suture the outside or staple it.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 09:22:29 am »

What is tomorrow?  I have to use a buster collar if I stitch or staple or they will remove them.
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 09:51:29 am »

Tomorrow is a antibiotic cream used for Mastitis in cows. It might be called something else around different parts of the country but any feed store will carry something for Mastitis in cows. Our Tractor supply carries it.
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 01:26:38 pm »

There's two different types, Today and one called Tomorrow, slight variations in them, I use the Tomorrow myself, dang good stuff to have around....
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 07:03:34 pm »

thanks I will check
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