My Dog Keeps Licking A Cut A Now It Is Inflamed. Do You Have Any Solutions?


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By licking your dog has brought large amounts of bacteria to this open wound and has irritated the skin surrounding the wound.  This wound is likely infected and I suspect past the point that topical antibiotics like Neosporin are going to help.  Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian for appropriate care.
Before your appointment you can clean the wound gently with a mild anti-bacterial soap and warm water.  Do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.  You also need to keep your dog from licking--this can be done by Elizabethan Collar.  If your dog continues licking this wound it will not heal.

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CC Vasel
CC Vasel commented
I had a similar problem with my Aussie and my vet said to apply a small amount of Murphy's Oil Soap to the area. It tastes really nasty, yet is natural enough to not make the dog sick.

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