Our 130 lb Lab was bitten 4 days ago on the paw by another dog. He bled slightly for a few minutes, then we put hydrogen peroxide and neosporin on the bite and put sterile gauze and tape on it. After two days, we removed the bandage because he was walking and running like normal. Now, 2 days after removal of the bandage, he won't put his weight on his paw and it looks slightly swollen. Should we repeat the process we first employed? Then, can we give him human antibiotics, CEPHALEXIN 500 mg. to treat possible infection. We are very low income and cannot afford the vet bill. Please advise.
Your pet needs to be seen by a vet. VETCARE