My dog has had only a few cuts in the past and all 3 of those were quite large and jagged so it was a no brainer to take him in for stitches. This morning he tried to go under a fence and got a small puncture wound in his shoulder area. It is about the size of a dime and it's basically a hole. Will this require a vet trip or is this something I can treat and let heal? I've cleaned it up and put some triple antibiotic stuff on it and even used some EMT gel. Is there anything else I should be doing. It's not bleeding at all. I really don't want another $100 vet bill for what looks to require maybe just a few stitches. What do you guys do? Any help would be great. Thanks.
By the way, 3 days hunting around Bartley, Trenton and Mccook area- saw 4 birds total all in public spots. Our state needs some serious help.