I've ventured into the area of grooming for my 2 miniature schnauzers. All went well with the first one. I was within 1 ear of finishing the second, when he flinched, and the clipper made a small (pin head size)cut on the edge of the ear. It did not bleed much, but he is white and it looks AWFUL. I cleansed the wound, and the applied Neosporin(R) to it. The vet recommended Neosporin(R) for an incident earlier this year when a professional groomer clipped his anus WAY too short and cut some skin. I'll continue to monitor it, and seek the help of the vet if I need to. What would you recommend in a situation like this, i.e. any small cut, abrasion, etc.? Am I doing the right thing? How often should the wound be cleansed? I'm sure many of you are interested in saving unnecessary trips to the vet, but not at the expense of your pet's health. Do you have some general guidelines for making the decision to go to the vets or not? Thank you so much for your time. View Thread
Thanks so much for the response. It's healing fine! No redness or irritation. It did scab over, but he is not scratching it and reopening the wound. I'm trying NOT to do what I do with mine (LOL), which is "pick" at them and cause them to bleed again. I'm going to let his fall off naturally. He may even get a bath tonight, but I'll avoid that ear.View Thread
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