My dog has a small open wound on his shoulder

My dog has a small open wound on his shoulder about the size pen opening, how should i take care of it. My dog ran into something sharp while running around the house, on his shoulder there is a spot that is an open wound. It's not bleeding but did have a little bit of puss come out. I cleaned it with peroxide and covered with neosporin and a bandage. Will that help it heal and keeping it wrapped?

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    By: Erika Raines El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    It would be unusual for pus to come out of a fresh wound, as this is the whitish, opaque fluid that is present after an infection has occurred, but perhaps what you saw was a clear fluid leaking out of the wound. Since the wound is so small, you should consider leaving it open with no bandage on it. The cleaning that you performed sounds thorough, and the wound should need no further treatment unless it becomes contaminated. If this occurs, you can wash the wound with gentle soap and water. If the wound is not well on its way to healing within a week, you should have it examined by a veterinarian. -Erika, DVM

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