I have a 7 month Lab and she just jumped off my less than 2ft high bed and cut her hock (back left leg where the ankle and leg bone meet) she bleed a bit but when she sat it stopped she didn't even notice it was cut til I washes it out with warm water. I also wiped a bit od peroxide to help kill possible infection and then wrapped it with guaze. it's no longer bleeding but what else can I do to help. I can't afford a vet at this moment and her health insurance doesn;t kick in til monday th 8th. can anyone help.
How deep is the cut? What did she cut it on? She's probably favoring the leg because of the bandage, a lot of dogs will do that because it feels funny on their leg. Maybe try unwrapping it and seeing if she is still limping on it. If not, as long as it's not a horrendous gash, she will probably heal alright, but if it's deep, you are going to have to bite the bullet and take her to the vet and have it looked at and possibly stitched, you can't let her sit with a serious wound just because her health insurance has not yet kicked in. If it is very deep there is a chance that there could be damage to the ligament, and that could have some very serious repercussions if you don't have it treated correctly.
You did right to clean it out with peroxide, and since it stopped bleeding on its own, chances are it's not that serious, but it could still require a stitch. Can you take a photo of it and post it?
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