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Experience:  Veterinarian at The Vet Clinic East
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Male english bulldog 16 months old. Has rubbed himself to a

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Male english bulldog 16 months old. Has rubbed himself to a open wound on his lower back. Not eating and not active anymore
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the English bulldog bleeding a lot?
Customer: No
JA: Phew. What is the English bulldog's name?
Customer: Chato
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Chato?
Customer: Has had all shot and given monthly flea treatment
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 11 months ago.


I am Dr. Snow, and I can try to assist you today with Chato! What kind of flea treatment is he on? Is the wound right at the base of the tail?

Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 11 months ago.

Sometimes if they are uncomfortable from a wound it can cause them not to eat and act normally. You can try cleaning the wound with a mild antibacterial soap, or a 50:50 combination of white vinegar and water, and then apply some triple antibiotic ointment.

Your local pet store should also carry a medicated shampoo that can be used.

If he is very itchy, you can give Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) orally at 1mg per pound. Just make sure the only ingredient is the Diphenhydramine.

You can try to entice him to eat by offering a bland diet, such as boiled chicken and rice, plain yogurt, and cottage cheese.

Please let me know how I can help further!

Dr. Snow

Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 11 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?