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Old February 19th 06, 05:56 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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My Australian Shepard mix, Cinnamon has had a bad habit of chewing her front
legs for several years now. She is 12 1/2 years old and has done it for
about the last six years. She doesn't do it all the time and it's not
always bad or noticeable. Right now it's a big open sore.

The vet has never had any solution for me as far as getting her to stop
and/or treating it with anything other than a bandage and Neosporin when
it's yucky.

Today I decided to try some black salve on it to see if that would be any
better than the Neosporin. Since this is the first time I've used it and
it's only been one day I don't know yet if it's faster and better than the
Neosporin.

Does anyone here have any other suggestions for either getting her to stop
chewing on herself or what I can do to help it heal when it's gotten real
bad?

Thanks in advance,

Cary


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Old February 19th 06, 04:38 PM
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Hello,

This might help it might not????
If the wound is open i would suggest a course of antibiotics (rilexine) are the best for skin lesions then possible a very low dose of steroids to stop the irritation. While to wound is open i would bathe with salt water but make sure if is completly washed off afterwards of it will crack and irritate the skin more. It could be something that is irritating her from outside so once she has been for a walk just rinse her legs off.
Good Luck
L.Webster VN
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Old February 19th 06, 11:22 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"lyndzi76" wrote in message
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Hello,

This might help it might not????
If the wound is open i would suggest a course of antibiotics (rilexine)
are the best for skin lesions then possible a very low dose of steroids
to stop the irritation. While to wound is open i would bathe with salt
water but make sure if is completly washed off afterwards of it will
crack and irritate the skin more. It could be something that is
irritating her from outside so once she has been for a walk just rinse
her legs off.
Good Luck
L.Webster VN


I will talk to my vet about those options.

Also, Cinnamon and I have moved all over the country. It's very unlikely (I
think) that it's something outside since we have lived in numerous cities
and climates. But, I do appreciate your advice.

Thanks

Cary


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Old February 20th 06, 05:09 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"caryrjr" said in
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Today I decided to try some black salve on it to see if
that would be any better than the Neosporin.


What is black salve?

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Old February 20th 06, 12:38 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Cary,

There is a product called Bitter Apple that can be used as a deterrant to
the chewing. It taste absolutely horrid but is non-toxic dogs & cats.

While the would is open I would not spray this right on it but you can put
it on your fingers and work it into the fur around the area several times a
day. I have used it in the past with my previous dog who when she got any
type of cut or scrap would constantly lick at it and it would not heal. I
used it with my current dog to keep her away from the electrical cords and
anything else that might look fun to chew on. I routinely give the cords a
spray once a month with it as a precaution.

You can find it at just about any online pet supply place and probably at
your local pet or feed store.

Celeste



"caryrjr" wrote in message
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My Australian Shepard mix, Cinnamon has had a bad habit of chewing her
front legs for several years now. She is 12 1/2 years old and has done it
for about the last six years. She doesn't do it all the time and it's not
always bad or noticeable. Right now it's a big open sore.

The vet has never had any solution for me as far as getting her to stop
and/or treating it with anything other than a bandage and Neosporin when
it's yucky.

Today I decided to try some black salve on it to see if that would be any
better than the Neosporin. Since this is the first time I've used it and
it's only been one day I don't know yet if it's faster and better than the
Neosporin.

Does anyone here have any other suggestions for either getting her to stop
chewing on herself or what I can do to help it heal when it's gotten real
bad?

Thanks in advance,

Cary



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Old February 21st 06, 04:31 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Cary,

There is a product called Bitter Apple that can be used as a deterrant to
the chewing. It taste absolutely horrid but is non-toxic dogs & cats.

While the would is open I would not spray this right on it but you can put
it on your fingers and work it into the fur around the area several times
a day. I have used it in the past with my previous dog who when she got
any type of cut or scrap would constantly lick at it and it would not
heal. I used it with my current dog to keep her away from the electrical
cords and anything else that might look fun to chew on. I routinely give
the cords a spray once a month with it as a precaution.

You can find it at just about any online pet supply place and probably at
your local pet or feed store.

Celeste


Thanks so much Celeste! I Googled the stuff and found that some dogs do
like they way it tastes but I'm going to give it a shot.

Thanks again.

Cary


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Old February 21st 06, 04:36 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Rocky" wrote in message
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"caryrjr" said in
rec.pets.dogs.health:

Today I decided to try some black salve on it to see if
that would be any better than the Neosporin.


What is black salve?



It's also called drawing salve. It's used to draw infection, slivers, acne,
boils and other things. It comes in the same kind of tube as Neosporin and
usually found not far from Neosporin in the store.


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Old February 21st 06, 05:28 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"caryrjr" said in
rec.pets.dogs.health:

What is black salve?


It's also called drawing salve. It's used to draw
infection, slivers, acne, boils and other things.


Thanks. I've never heard of such a thing.

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