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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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My dog has a slight abrasion on her paw it's not cut theres

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Hi my dog has a slight abrasion on her paw it's not cut theres nothing in it but she keeps on licking it n making it sore is there anything I can put on t stop her doing it
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice the sore? Has the dog been licking or rubbing the skin?
Customer: Licking yes
JA: What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Maya she 5
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: No apart from that shes fine

Hello! Thanks for using Just Answer. My name is***** I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. I am sorry to hear Maya has this abrasion.

Can you post a picture of this here for me to see?

How long has it been there?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
About 4-5 days it was healing before the wet weather

I see. Can you post a picture of it?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It's not letting me send a pic

That is OK. Is it deep?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Doesnt seem to be

You can clean the area with mild soap and water, and then dry it. Then apply some topical antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin or triple antibiotic. Keep him from licking the area for a few minutes so the ointment can be absorbed.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I think I've just sent you a picture to you're email
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Why do a get the cream

That would be the website's email, not mine, so I won't see it.

Get any over the counter cream from a chemist that is made for people that is an antibiotic. If this abrasion seems inflamed or itchy, you can also apply a little 1% cortisone cream. It is also made for people and should be at a chemist.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Right thanks I wasnt sure if I could use human cream or it had to be animal cream

A cream made for people will work.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I've just bathed it n dried it tonight I will go to chemist in the morning as I only have TCP n salvon in the house

That might be OK. Let me look up what is in it.

There are phenols in TCP and savlon. These should be OK in very small amounts but in large amounts are not recommended.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry I had it in mams must of left them over there so not sure
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I do have silver cream

I would use the silver cream over the TCP and savlon. Just a little, and don't let him lick it for a few minutes.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
N do it every day till it heals

Maybe twice daily.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Say morning n night

Sounds good. Please let me know how Maya is doing.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you will do will the cold n wet do it more harm

It could delay healing but it should eventually heal.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Should I not walk her

Good question! Until it heals, I would walk her just enough to get her to defecate and urinate.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I've got a pet bandage but she keep taking it off

Dogs tend to pull off bandages.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok thanks no runs for the next few days then

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