i have a three year old male boxer brindle. four days back he took off to chase some street dogs and got himself a small bite (single puncture) at the back of his thigh. i gave him a bath and i had to leave for an emergecy the next day so i left him with my caretaker. a local vet told me to apply an ointment called betadiene, which i did. now when i came back, the base of his neck is swollen (like a fat ring around it). i am taking him to the vet (got an appointment for an hour later). i was just wondering what could be the problem.
he has regularly been give his rabies vacc and the rest of them (heptitites, parvovirus etc). the last one being three days before the bite.
there is also a small pink growth just below his lower lip (an accurate description would be that of a pimple). it seems to have slightly increased in size.
also, when i applied the ointment, he licked it all up (probable cause??). the ointment is called betadiene, and its a "Povidone-Iodine oijntment USP". it also says that its a "microbicidal water-soluble ointment"
his behaviour is normal, and does not seem to be grumpy (so no pain?). any suggestions as to what may be the problem??
went to the vet. he said it is an nfection possibly due to a small bite by a dog (we saw it once we cut his hair). he has given him some antibiotics.
what worries me is that he suggest we drain out some of the pus (as it is already trickling). but my dog (he feels insecure) dosent like being poked around and he fought like a lion today (bit my thigh too). the doc says we will have to 'tranquilise him'. now is that allright. even if we do, should make him go to sleep or just drowsy. it would be great if someone could advise regarding the last part.