Chelsea was chasing a squirrel and got her skin caught on something sharp. Her wound had lots of crusts and discharge, but cleaned up really nice and didn,t need suturing. You can clip and clean a wound to see if it needs veterinary attention. Deep or bleeding wounds, ragged wounds, painful wounds need attention. Wash with warm water a bit of soap and use antibiotic cream. If painful you can use one adult 325mg aspirin per thirty pounds twice daily.