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Cuts and Scrapes on dog

July 19th, 2007, 02:59 PM
my retriever jumped out of a truck 5 days ago. I took him to the vet and all seems ok except he has some cuts and scrapes. The ones under his neck were quite bad and now he is scratching at them. Does anyone know of anything homemade that I can put on them to relieve the itch?
Thank you

July 19th, 2007, 03:02 PM
Can it be covered with something like a t-shirt?

July 19th, 2007, 05:49 PM
I agree with bendyfoot, this area needs to be covered. The itch is the healing process. To allow for healing don't cover the area with anything too tight-it will impede the healing process. A t-shirt is a great idea. If this doesn't work, you will have to get one of those plastic cones that restrict the dog from biting or chewing its wound. The vets office can set you up with one.
Hope your baby is feeling better!!