About a year ago we had to take Buddy to the vet because he had stopped eating and drinking. We had also noticed this rash that he had been licking on his belly. Turns out that the excessive licking had caused an infection and he had to stay at the vet overnight hooked up to an IV to get his fluids back.
Fast forward to now. Buddy has started to lick his belly again and now it's starting to get red. He also has a little gash on his shoulder in which he keeps licking. My guess is that he's bored during the day and has been obsessing over it so it's not healing like it should.
We've decided to avoid another 2k doctor bill and take matters into our own hands. We ran to the pet store to buy him some wound cream and an e-collar to keep him from licking for a couple days.
Since we put the collar on him he's been freaking out. He's never really had to wear one but we can't figure out an other way to keep him from licking. Sorry dude.
I know we are terrible parents, but it is for his own good.
Ps. for those of you who don't know, we shave him early spring so that he isn't as hot in the summer. He likes it.