*Warning: PIP @ end of post are yucky!!
I asked this over on PB but I'll ask here too
Our GSP got ripped by some barbwire while hunting this morning...or after getting t-boned & rolled by my IL's Weim...we're not sure. The cut is on the inside of his back leg, above his knee. Its about an inch long & a couple cm deep, & has a pretty big chunk of a skin flap loose. I will try to take a pic & post it
The bleeding has stopped, & MH cleaned it out a couple times w/hydrogen peroxide, then tried to wrap it up.
Coop doesn't seem bothered by it, I think its a little sore/painful after he's been laying down for awhile & gets up & starts moving around. He isn't showing any signs of shock though. MH gave him his nightly dose of Deramaxx early just in case he is in pain.
After much deliberation, & referencing all our dog 1st aid books, we called the emergency Vet (we live in a small town & all our Vets close at 12pm on Saturdays). After describing everything to the on-call Vet (who is not our usual Vet), he told me that Coop probably needs stitches, but whether it was something that needed to be done as an emergency was up to us....which I though was weird...I told him that's why I called, b/c I wasn't sure if it was something that needed to be done asap, b/c w/humans, there is a certain time frame you have to seek treatment....
Cooper has had 3 knee surgeries, one of which he developed a bad infection after, & I work in healthcare....Not that any of that makes me an expert on anything, but I atleast know what to look for in terms of an infection & know how to treat a wound.
Im perfectly comfortable waiting till Monday to get him stitched up, all of which I told the on-call Vet. He told us to keep doing what we are already doing; cleaning, neosporin, wrapping & watch to make sure he doesn't lick it, then see our Vet Monday.
This all makes sense to me/seems reasonable, but my question is, does this seem reasonable to you or totally out of whack??
TIA for any advice!!
Sorry if the pics are kinda gross!!! ....& crappy quality! Its in an awkward area & really hard to photograph! Its hard to see but the bottom part of the cut swoops down a little more & to the outside too, but its not as deep/as wide as the big red part shown