My fluffy, Griff, has an open puncture wound on his forehead. I believe it's from our German Shepherd when they were playing, because she's very mouthy with Griff and likes to bite around his head & neck area.
It's basically a minor wound, no bigger than the size of a dime, though it's slightly deep and completely open. I trimmed down the fur around it rinsed it with alcohol, then smothered it in antibiotic cream (Target brand neosporin). I've been doing this daily for the past three days and it seems to be responding well, though I'm watching closely for infection.
I don't think I actually found the wound until the day after it happened. His fur was completely covering it, and it really looked like he had just gotten some sort of sticky stuff stuck on his forehead. When I went to wipe it off, I discovered it was dried blood and found the owwie.
My question is this: is rubbing alcohol a good cleanser for a dog wound, or should I just pick up some hydrogen peroxide? And is a little pus normal for a healing wound? It doesn't smell infected and it's not hot, so I'm assuming that's kind of the way things heal.
Thanks a bunch!