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Somehow Dexter ended up with a slight abrasion on the tip of his nose, while playing with his "girlfriend" down the street. We didn't notice it till the walk home and it doesn't really seem to be bothering him, but there is a small surface scrape where the black of his nose is showing red. It's not bleeding and he lets us touch it, but winces slightly.

We are not worried but are wondering if we can/should put some antibiotic ointment like bacitracin on it to facilitate faster healing?
 

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Hi

My youngest Golden Elle used to rub her nose on the carpet when eating her food.

This developed a red sore like wound, the vet looked at it and suggested bathing with lightly salted water.

It done the job. Hope this helps.
 

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we were given ointment when Bridge scraped his nose (we get hysterical). Ointment doesn't stay on nose very long - that tongue went right after it. the dark pigment came back very quickly
 

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Oscar had a similar experience. Our vet said try and keep it moist... so neosporin (or the like) is "okay," but not to put on too much because (obviously...LOL) they just lick it off, and they should not ingest too much of that stuff! We put it a little on Oscar while/before he was napping, which seemed to work better than while he was awake!

But the vet said the important part was the wound looking "matte" (NOT shiny), which means the wound is healing by itself, and then it should heal fine (unless it gets ripped open again).

She said Oscar might always have a scar and that the "black" on his nose might not grow back over that spot... but it is now about 2 months later and the black is pretty much all back! :)
 
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