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Dog itching wound

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by kage, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. kage

    kage New Member Registered

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    Good morning all!

    My boy has managed to get a cut on his lower back, it's fairly minor. He can't reach it with his paw or mouth, but he keeps sitting by door posts and wiggling around so that he scratches it. I wasn't sure what he was doing at first! I've been trying to stop him from doing it, but he's sneaky and keeps finding places to scratch it, and it opens the wound. It's only a small cut, so I'm really reluctant to take him to the vet.

    What can I do to discourage this? Is there anything, like a dog friendly plaster, that I can put on to protect the wound or help it to clear quicker/itch less for him?
  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Manuka honey, or Sudocreme might help it heal faster.

    There is a bandage you can buy, but I'm not sure it would be practical for the location?
  3. Hemlock

    Hemlock Well-Known Member Registered

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    It's usually best to leave wounds open to the air, and most of us know just how much a healing cut can itch!

    Aloe vera gel can be helpful, and you might consider customising an old T shirt to fit over the cut.
  4. Inka

    Inka Member Registered

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    I agree with all that...salt water bathe to keep it clean and pat dry, another good product is Aqueous Cream ( very cheap from any supermarket, chemist or bargin basement shop) it is what they use in the burns units in hospitals no perfumes in it and perfectly safe for dogs and keeps the skin moisturised ( the dryng of the skin as it mends makes it itch)

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