There are many different things you can put on a dog’s scabby bum. The obvious first choice is some sort of ointment, either liquid or cream. It is important to choose one that is specifically made for dogs and that contains no benzoyl compounds. There are plenty of excellent brands available on the market today, such as Zoetis, Advantage II, and Frontline Plus.Another option is to use some sort of powder or dry bath product. These products often contain essential oils that have anti-fungal and anti-septic properties. They also help to moisturize the skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth. A powder bath can be used at any time of day or night to help your dog feel less itchy and uncomfortable.If your dog has a fairly large sores or bumps then it would probably be best to use a corticosteroid ointment. This type of product contains steroids and is used externally to reduce inflammation and pain in the skin. It is important to remember that corticosteroids do not cure the problem; they only work to relieve symptoms until they heal on their own.
Why is my dog’s bum red and swollen?
There are a number of reasons for a dog’s bum to be red and swollen. Dogs commonly develop red, painful bum bruises after bumping into furniture or other objects. These bruises are most likely due to the increased blood flow that occurs as a result of the pain. Additionally, as with humans, your dog’s bum can become red and painful when they are sick. Changes in weather may also cause your dog’s bum to be red and swollen and this is most commonly due to exposure to cold temperatures or wind.If your dog’s bum is painful or shows signs of infection, it may be necessary to confine them to their crate for a period of time. Your veterinarian can provide you with additional information on how to care for your dog’s sore bum.
Can I use vaseline on my dogs bum?
No, vaseline is not a recommended product to use on your dog’s bum. Like any other product, vaseline can be toxic if ingested or applied to an open wound. The best thing to use on your dog’s bum is an edible treat such as bacon bits or peanut butter that your dog will love. You can mix the treat with some of your dogs favorite wet food and he’ll be even happier.
How can I soothe my dogs sore bottom?
The best way to sooth a dogs sore bottom is to ensure they are well hydrated and comfortably warm. Make sure they are in a calm environment free from distractions and only use your hands to help them into position. Apply a cold compress/ice pack to the area for 10-15 minutes, or as long as needed. Once the pain has subsided, you can remove the ice pack and apply a warm compress/heat pack for 10 minutes. Alternatively you can apply a mixture of both, starting with the cold compress, followed by the heat pack. Most dogs will be comfortable lying down once their bottom has stopped throbbing, and are usually up and walking normally within 2-3 hours, if not sooner.