Wash the dog's neck area and the contacts of the collar weekly with a damp cloth. Examine the contact area daily for signs of a rash or a sore. If a rash or sore is found, discontinue use of the collar until the skin has healed. If the condition persists beyond 48 hours, see your veterinarian.
Using a cleanser such as diluted betadine or chlorhexidine, which are often included in a packaged first aid kit, gently clean the injured area. Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide as these can damage the tissue and delay healing. Cover up the wound with a bandage.
You can clean gently with a warm wet washcloth and apply a thin layer of triple antibiotic ointment to the wound. If your pet licks the wound, use an Elizabethan collar (aka “cone”) or cone alternative to prevent self-trauma. You can also lightly wrap the wounds.
Cleaning your dog's neck is vital to avoid infection and blood loss. It needs a high-quality antiseptic and antibacterial soap or betadine solution, then use the damp cloth until dry before applying an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin that will help in wound healing.
Rotate and Reposition Your Dog Try not to let the dog rest on the hip bone on one side for very long, reposition your pet every 2-3 hours. It's recommended to keep weight off the pressure sore until it is fully healed.
The best thing you can do is to apply anti-bacterial wash and cover the paw with a bandage until the pad has healed. If your dog has a loose flap of pad you'll need to wait for this to come off, which it will do on its own or you can ask your vet to trim it off.
Treatment for Dog Rash
Some interventions include: Pressure area care — relieve the pressure every 2–4 hours or more frequently if necessary (Campbell and Parish, 2010). Observe the skin for redness, heat or moisture, clip the hair if necessary. Use lots of padding on bony prominences and use soft, absorbant bedding.
Treatments for pressure ulcers (sores) include regularly changing your position, using special mattresses to reduce or relieve pressure, and dressings to help heal the ulcer. Surgery may sometimes be needed.
Topical therapy, such as chlorhexidine solution or antibacterial gel may also be used directly on the gums and in the mouth, and your veterinarian may also be able to prescribe a topical pain medication that can be placed on the gums and mouth to lessen the pain.
In some cases, your veterinarian may recommend using a dilute cleansing solution of chlorhexidine, a surgical soap, or an iodine solution to help remove debris. "DO NOT use soaps, shampoos, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, herbal preparations, tea tree oil, or any other product to clean an open wound.
Minor sores may be simple to treat through the application of a bandage and by providing a soft place for your dog to rest. If your dog's wounds are open, your veterinarian likely will instruct you to place a topical antibacterial ointment on the wound and change the bandages regularly.
Clean open sores with water or a saltwater (saline) solution each time the dressing is changed. Putting on a bandage. A bandage speeds healing by keeping the wound moist. It also creates a barrier against infection and keeps skin around it dry.
Uncomplicated, uninfected intertrigo can be treated with barrier ointments, such as petrolatum (such as Vaseline) and zinc oxide (such as Desitin). Applying cotton compresses saturated with a drying solution such as Burow's solution to the skin folds for 20 to 30 minutes several times a day can also help the rash heal.