Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SouthEast Texas
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Salt water will kill most bacterias. Betadine scrub is better, in that it don't burn or cause pain to the flesh like salt does.
Personaly, I'd start with some Peroxide, let it get done "bubbling", pour on some Betadine scrub and then rinse the wound with distilled water....followed by some 3-in-1 ontment and a dressing to keep dirt out. You'll need to do this at least twice daily.
If doing that don't show some improvement in a day or two... or if you can feel any heat around the wound, call your Vet.
Hope this helps.