Kidd has been scratching his face since the spring and he constantly has cuts on his face, near his eye, on his nose, and in the nose fold. We use Vetericyn (a spray wound and infection treatment) and I use sensitive skin baby wipes to clean up his face and folds every day. But it seems every time the cuts are about to heal, he re-opens them or scratches and creates new ones. Should I start looking at getting a dog cone collar :o( or take him to a vet to check for a skin condition?
Last year we tried cleaning the facial folds with Douxo chlorhexidine 3% PS Pads that the vet prescribed. But his face would turn bright red and Kidd went nuts scratching his face and rubbing it on the ground every time it was used. So we stopped using those and started using the sensitive skin baby wipes. We have been using them for years without a problem. Anyone have any suggestions for a good wipe/product?
Here is a picture of the biggest scratch on his nose fold near his eye. You can see some of the other scratches above his eye, above his nose, and on his cheek; his face is all red from the scratching & blood: