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Does anyone have suggestions for cream or ointment I can use on Grace's neck to help reduce the scarring? It's also itchy, so something with the consistency of aloe gel or lotion would probably be soothing as well. Any ideas?

 

Here's what we are working with....

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Have you identified the cause yet?

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Gosh, she looks great! I would go with pure aloe vera gel - very soothing.

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Have you identified the cause yet?

As a result of surgery she had 20 staples and 4 drains running up the length of her neck....the vet shaved her fuzz down and it's starting to grow back already. She's well into the healing stage, but it's itchy and gets angry red when she scratches since she has no fur to protector her. She's wearing an old leg of a sweatpant on her neck to keep her from scratching it directly.

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Tessie, PK's Cat Island 12/9/13
Gabby the Airedale 7/1/18
Forever missing Grace (RT's Grace, 18156/23B), Fenway (not registered, def a greyhound), and Jackson (airedale terrier, honorary greyhound)

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Have you identified the cause yet?

As a result of surgery she had 20 staples and 4 drains running up the length of her neck....the vet shaved her fuzz down and it's starting to grow back already. She's well into the healing stage, but it's itchy and gets angry red when she scratches since she has no fur to protector her. She's wearing an old leg of a sweatpant on her neck to keep her from scratching it directly.

 

Stupid me, sorry. I've had sucess with vitamin e oil on my own forming scar tissue.

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We used vitamin E on Argos's belly and side after injuries and I guess it helped, although his hair never grew back. It looks like Grace is well on her way to covering it up her own self! The oil may help with the itching though. She looks GREAT!

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Any type of moisturizer would probably help reduce the itching. Mix a little Cortaid cream with it, just a dab.

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For Jane, when she was post-stroke and re-learning to walk, with subsequently very scraped up paws, belly, and legs - I mixed 3 oz of aloe gel with 30 drops of lavender essential oil and applied several times/day. She doesn't have a single scar, and she never scratched at anything while it was healing (lavender calms any itchy-ness and is also an antibacterial agent, and doesn't burn or sting).

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Vitamin E oil. I bought the capsules and broke them open. I had surgery on both arms at the elbow back in 98 and that is what was suggested. I can honestly say the scars are so faint today that you can barely see them. Massage the oil in well and work the area where the scar tissue is forming :)

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Thanks everyone. I will get some Vit E at the store this weekend, I swear I had some at home but after a high and low search of my house last night I came up empty. In the meantime, I am using some calendula cream that I found in aforementioned search.

Tessie, PK's Cat Island 12/9/13
Gabby the Airedale 7/1/18
Forever missing Grace (RT's Grace, 18156/23B), Fenway (not registered, def a greyhound), and Jackson (airedale terrier, honorary greyhound)

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