|Try some Aloe Vera Gel, non toxic and should soothe him if it is shaving rash or burn which I guess is.
Was he shaved off to the skin? If so then there is a possibility of rather then a rash, razor burn from hot clippers.
You can put that on his dangles as well to soothe the discomfort provided the healing is well and truly healed up.
Later you can when able bathe him in some Oatmeal pet shampoo to help with the annoyance of the rash/razor burn & itchys as well.
If he happens to lick the Aloe wont harm he at all and should take away the discomfort he is feeling at the moment.
|Get some sort of mild shampoo from a pet shop it sounds like razor rash to me, that would hurt..|
|Thanks. I gave him a Zyrtec last night and he slept well I hope today he will be better. I will try your recommendations today. Thanks again!|
|I signed on to this forum specifically to investigate a very similar problem. My friend has a littermate to my two sheepies, and when he is shaved, he goes nuts. This go-round has been particularly horrible and has lasted quite a few days. He cries, licks himself, and runs around like crazy. He spends the nights hiding under the bed. My friend bathed him in oatmeal, but that did not seem to help. Her vet has been giving him antihistamines and benadryl and still, to no avail.
I am new to the OES, but not new to clipping animals. I suggested he was alergic to the petroleum based lubricant spray (Oster Kool Lube), but I am now entertaining the burn-theory. My two don't much care for the clipping, but don't respond like that.
Poor Sherlock goes so nuts that he makes himself bleed. Particularly on the tips of his ears - whether they are clipped or not.
I'd love some input on this.
Frustrated in Tennessee.
|Hi KimInTn! Welcome to the forum--I am in Brentwood and am glad to know another Tn. person with sheepies!!|
I suggested he was alergic to the petroleum based lubricant spray (Oster Kool Lube), but I am now entertaining the burn-theory.OMG!!!
Mulligan is always very itchy after a shave and he's been after his legs all weekend after I clipped him down on Friday. I use the same lube!!! I never thought of this as a possibility. Hmmmmmmm
Weird, isn't it? I hope we can get some answers about this. It worries me, really. Not to mention stressed the poor dog to no end.
|Maybe an allergic reaction to lubricants, oral steroids would calm that, do vets give oral steroids or injections for skin reactions?
Or maybe a physical reaction, maybe the clippers unevenly pull the hairs as they clip?, You could try them out on your own head to see how they feel?
How close are these clippings?
|Yes, that is what I thought...allergic reaction to the Lube. They cut with a 10 blade, so fairly close this time as he hadn't been clipped for a bit.
Vet gave oral steroids as well as benadryl and some other sort of antihistamines. So far, to no avail.
I am searching for an alternative to the blade lubricant.
|I took Rufus to the vet this morning and they gave a tropical spray to spray on his parts that are really red 3 times a day. She thinks it's part razor burn and because of that he is licking it and making it worse.
This has been the worst experience for his first shave. They did a horrible job and my Rufus just doesn't look like himself and in addition to that they made him miserable...arrrgggggg! The vet wants to see him on Thursday so hopefully the red raw on his behind will be gone.
|If they shaved him with w #10 blade that is probably your culprit. I only use a #10 when I shave private parts & in between the pads on the feet. Then I lightly powder those areas with Gold Bond Medicated Powder. If the groomer was dealing with mats, they should have used a #7 blade which will get under the mat but not cut as close as a #10. They also could have been working on getting thru the mats & the blade got hot.|
|I shaved Gus Gus for the first time in October (I did it myself, and it was the first time he'd ever been shaved to the skin) and he was SO itchy and I am 99% sure I gave him razor burn. I was beside myself worrying about him because he just scratched and scratched and was eating his feet and giving himself little red marks all over! He also kept shaking his head and he gave himself little sores on the ends of his ears because he kept hitting them on his tags (it took me probably 3 days to figure out that's what the problem was!).
Once I determined there was nothing actually WRONG with him aside from my horrible haircut, I gave him a bath with oatmeal shampoo and conditioner, got some "anti-itch" spray from Petsmart, and put a long-sleeve shirt on him. He was still super itchy for maybe a week, but it eventually went away. It was horrible to see him so uncomfortable, but there was no lasting problems and he seemed to appreciate the shirt and me giving him light scritches all over (rather than him clawing himself to death!!). I also left his collar off at all times until his ears healed, except when we went on walks.
You can probably find my "freak out" post on here somewhere- haha!
I hope Rufus is feeling better soon!
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