My Dog Jasper Decided to Take His Scratching a Little Too Far
I finally had the chance (and money) to take my Cocker Spaniel to get groomed. He looks like a sheepdog when he isn't. Keep in mind, my Jasper is old and blind, but he's still a wonderful dog.
He loves to get groomed, in fact he feels like a big beast when he is shaved down. He struts around instead of sulking.
Well I'm not sure if the groomer cut him to close and my dog had razor burn, but I noticed that he wouldn't stop scratching his neck. I got so tired of it, that I finally decided to take his collar off to see if it would help and when I did, I was horrified.
My poor dog had scratched himself so bad he was bleeding.
I went into fix it mode. I washed his neck off with warm water and put anti-biotic ointment on it. Poor thing wouldn't stop scratching. I washed his neck off with hydrogen peroxide the next time. Then I put ointment on him again, and then put his sweater on him. Let's just say he wasn't pleased with me because he couldn't scratch his neck.
Eventually he was able to get the sweater off, but luckily his neck had healed a bit and the itching seemed to go away. He is still scabbed over, but it is healing.
Have you ever experienced anything like this with your pets? What did you do to fix the itch?