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Swollen Cheek

November 16th, 2004, 05:24 PM
My 2 year old american bulldog gave my 12 week old american bulldog a puncture wound near his cheek(between cheek and neck). The puppy bleed a little and we washed it out with a flush but now his cheek seems to be swollen. He is eating fine and very active. What can be the problem?

November 16th, 2004, 05:28 PM
He could have an infection I would have my vet take a look at it he may need antibiotics.

Lucky Rescue
November 16th, 2004, 06:07 PM
The problem with puncture wounds like this is that although it may look minor on the skin - maybe a little hole - there is often a LOT of damage under the skin.

You need to take your puppy to the vet. As mastifflover says, there could be infection under the skin and a drain might be needed. Don't wait.