Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

How do I treat Razor burn or Clipper burn in my female dogs

Customer Question
lower extremities after a day...
How do I treat Razor burn or Clipper burn in my female dogs lower extremities after a day at the groomers?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Expert: Dr. BJ Hughes, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 years ago
Dr. BJ Hughes, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 4794
Experience: Licensed w/20 years of experience in private practice/teaching. Strong believer in educating owners.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Hi there --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

I am so sorry to hear this has happened -- and there are several things you can do .

Dr. BJ Hughes :

1) Hydrocortisone cream applied to the area

Dr. BJ Hughes :

2) Bendryl to decrease intching --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

you can use this human over the counter med if you dog is healthy

Dr. BJ Hughes :

3) Stop the licking -- use of an ecollar (lampshade) to prevent licking is necessary in some cases.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Occasionally -- oral steroids or triamcinolone cream (prescription) is needed --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

usually if you can get the itching under control with the hydrocortsone cream and benedryl -- then the licking will decrease with symptoms.

Customer:

What if she licks off the creams?

Customer:

Will they make her sick. She is a healthy 4 year old cockapoo.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

You will need to prevent all licking -- the licking will cause more problems -- so anything from staying with her, to using an ecollar

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Hydrocortisone cream in small amounts is not harmful -

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Here is a link on use of benedryl in dogs -- including side effects and dosage,

Dr. BJ Hughes :

So the ingestion of the cream is not harmful -- but the licking leads to more skin trauma and increased chance of infection.

Customer:

Thank you. We will give these methods a try.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Using a cold compress can also help decrease the inflammation for a short time -

Dr. BJ Hughes :

You are most welcome -

Customer:

Thanks.

Dr. BJ Hughes
Dr. BJ Hughes, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 4794
Experience: Licensed w/20 years of experience in private practice/teaching. Strong believer in educating owners.
Dr. BJ Hughes and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. BJ Hughes Your Own Question
Dr. BJ Hughes
Dr. BJ Hughes, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 4794
Experience: Licensed w/20 years of experience in private practice/teaching. Strong believer in educating owners.

Dr. BJ Hughes is online now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & George, Boca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C., Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

Alex, Los Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GP, Hesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

Justin, Kernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

Esther, Woodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

Robin, Elkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet The Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

Satisfied Customers:: 902

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

Satisfied Customers:: 16066

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

Satisfied Customers:: 9949

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

Satisfied Customers:: 9615

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

Satisfied Customers:: 9551

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

Satisfied Customers:: 8824

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

Satisfied Customers:: 7275

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x