When our dog got bitten (by another dog) the wound was quite deep and clearly painful. As the vets was not open for a few days we decided to treat it ourselves and turned not to the medicine cabinet but to the larder. We applied some honey and the wound stayed clean until we could take her to the vets where the wound was stapled. A day later she removed the staples herself so we continued applying honey. A few weeks later and the wound has repaired itself without any problems.
For further information about the healing effects of honey (and many other interesting articles) see the September edition of the Apis-UK newsletter.