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Hey guys...

Well, here is the over protective dad. This morning I noticed Apollo had 2 red spots that looked like cuts on his nose & his nose was a little inflamed. I cleaned it up with a wet rag & applied some bacitracin as that is all I had. Did he just get into something ?? I'm not really worried as he let me clean it & it didn't hurt him at all. I have to take him to the vet today anyway for his shot series, so I was going to ask about it. Any information you could give me would be much appreciated.

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You have a cat? Rosebushes? It's a little tough to tell without knowing what he may have gotten into.
 

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No, no cat. i do have some sticks in they yard which may have done it, & also have that apple blossom weed stuff on my hillside. he isn't allowed to go up there, but every now & then, he makes it up there. i now have to put him on his leash in the morning when he goes out & does his business, as my neighbor dogs get him all excited & he wants to charge up there. Hope this helps, & then for replying. did i do right by the cleaning & bacitracin. remember, i'm a bulldog idiot right now & learning as i'm going... thanks again...

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Dave - another possibility --- my Magnum's nose is always sore and red and raw and soemtimes has little cuts/sores on it simply because she doesn't like being in her kennel so she barks and rubs her snout in between the bars and against the sides - maybe your boy is doing that as well.
 

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that could be it, thank you. i do cage him now as he is still getting used to my house. am i doing right by the bacitracin & cleaning ?? i have a vet appointment tomorrow morning for his shots so i'm going to have them look at it.

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It could be from almost anything. It's probably nothing, but it's probably a good thing you've going to the vet.

I'm not familliar with bacitracin, but if it's a anti-bacterial than it's a good thing. I sometimes use neosporian (sp ?) on my dogs. You just have to make sure they don't lick it off. A small amount I'm sure would be ok sense you can use it on children. If it's a bad cut I wash with hydrogen peroxide.
 

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Yes cleaning it was the right thing to do. Sometimes I use hydogren peroxide and sometimes I just use warm water. Then I do also put bacatracin on it (its the same thing as neosporin just another company). But like the post above... don't put too much on in case they lick it off. Kate didn't even pay a mind to it so I didn't have to worry about her doing that.
 

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will do, thanx everybody...

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My boy keeps scratchin' his nose up where the cuts are. I'm doing my best to keep them clean & medicated, but no matter what I do, he scratches away. Tonite will be night one leaving him outside of his kennel. We'll see if that fixes it up. He also has a cut ( or rawness ) inbetween one of his toes. I'm going to clean it up today & right before he beds down, i'm going to do it again so he doesn't hack on it. It doesn't look bad, just raw.

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Bella got a scratch/rug burn on her nose from trying to bury a rawhide in the couch. She just kept rubbing her nose on the cushions until it was raw and bloody! I tried putting some antibacterial stuff on it, but she just licked it off. It cleared up in a couple of days, though.
 

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I hope so. I know, i'm way too over protective.

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