I recommend keeping a bottle of colloidal silver at home for all minor skin scratches and wounds. As it turns out, so does my vet!
Izzy is a greyhound and they are known for their thin skin which is easily damaged. She had a run of wounds in November and December, thanks in part to doing zoomies in our yard and running into branches.
I cleaned these wounds twice a day using colloidal silver solution. I took her to the vet about 3 days in to ensure that she was happy with the healing. She was and told me that vets (like human doctors) are starting to be more cautious when prescribing antibiotics because of the proven problems associated with over-use (in particular, the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs).
Colloidal silver is a natural antibacterial and also has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it a great addition to your pet first aid kit. And, your dog thinks that you are simply using water on their sore spots!
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand