Nose and lip scabs, keeps licking off meds?
Our 3y/o boy got skunked a couple days ago really bad; it must have been right in the face. I saw it happen and immediately grabbed him to put him on our wood deck while I went to call for my wife for help. When I came back to the patio deck he was aggressively pushing his face along the wood to relieve the irritation. He must have been really pushing hard because when I grabbed him his nose and lips were raw and bleeding.Got him de-skunked but now we're trying to heal his "road-rashed" face.
The wounds start to scab over but he's constantly licking them off and back to a bright pink color. We've been alternating between neosporin and penaten cream but he immediately licks everything off. Taking him for a walk to get him panting with his mouth open seemed to distract him from licking for a bit but only for a short while.
His appetite and mood are both normal so we were waiting to see if it would heal on its won before taking him to the vet
1.) Will these wounds scar?
2.) Is there something better I can put on it?
3.) What can I try to keep him for licking everything off?