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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Licking Scab

Remi has a tiny spot on his leg that was injured and the skin came off. It was healing over nicely but recently he started to lick it and it looks like a new wound, instead of a 3 day old one. What can I do to keep him from focusing on it? I put neosporin on it and sprayed bitter apple over it. What other options do I have?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 09:07 AM
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Try Vetericyn spray, and maybe try a cone for a day or two.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 08:48 PM
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I use Natural Touch Chew Not. It has tea tree oil to help healing. What I also do is to redirect when the dog is licking - make a sound - when he stops and looks up - praise and reward. I also use a soft squeaky toy - I put coconut oil on it which my Sting loves and he licks that off instead of bothering his sore.

Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006
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