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Arielle72
03-06-08, 05:29 pm
My piggy just jumped out of my daughter's arms into hiis cage and scraped his nose. Its bleeding a tiny bit. :sad: All we have in the house is Neosporin that we could put on it. It contains some bacitracin, which I know is on the dangerous list.



What do you put on scrapes? How about Bactine?


Thanks,

Arielle

wiggley_narco
03-06-08, 06:23 pm
Definitely no on the Neosporin. It can irritate him and cause him to scratch at the wound, worsening it.

The best thing to do is clean it off with warm water and let it heal on its own.

I have used a small, tiny, itty bitty little squirt of Bactine on a q-tip to clean a wound on my youngest pig, but that it because it was on his rear, therefore more at risk for infection. He didn't like it at all.

If the wound is severe, he should see a vet. If it is just a minor scrape, let nature work its magic. Just keep a close eye on it.