Apply aloe vera
Aloe vera is a sweet-tasting gel made from crushed fresh aloes. It can be found at most grocery stores in the pharmacy section (you will likely have to ask the pharmacist for it).
Aloe vera may help reduce inflammation and heal your dog’s sore bum. Because it is made from natural ingredients, aloe vera does not require a prescription.
You should note that aloe vera has been known to cause skin irritation in certain individuals. If you experience any burning or pain, then use another cream or product.
Try coconut oil
Coconut oil has many uses that have nothing to do with eating. Many people use it for cosmetic purposes to improve the health of their skin. It can be directly applied onto all areas of the body (mucous membranes included) except those made sensitive by eczema or psoriasis.
It has many properties that work together preventing and treating your dog’s sore bum.
Many people may not consider dogs to be customers, but they are.
People buy dog products because their pets ask them to. Sometimes this involves giving your dog a bath or brushing its hair.
But there are many other ways you can make changes to your home to make it more comfortable for your dog.
Try adding a few drops of some natural oil into your pet’s food bowl. You can find these ingredients online with a quick search.
The most common ingredient is beeswax. This has been used in veterinary medicine as a counter irritant for skin wounds and burns.
You can also use cocoa butter instead.
Try paraffin wax
Paraffin wax is a mixture of minerals that wraps your dog’s sore bum in warm, comfortable fabric. It also helps prevent further friction and irritation from his socks or shoes (which are hard for dogs to walk in).
This healing trick comes from our ancestors thousands of years ago. They used various ingredients high in mineral content to help treat sore bums.
Some people still use these ancient methods today, combining the with modern science to create a product families can order online.
A few drops applied here and there work great. However, since paraffin wax is an ingredient often found in veterinary products, try it if nothing else has worked.
It may be more effective than commercial treatments because it is a concentrated form of the active compound.
Petrolatum is a soft fat that can be found in many grocery and pharmacy stores. It is easily applied to your dog’s sore spot, but actually contains little oil or moisture.
When placed upon exposure to air, petrolatum forms a thin layer over the skin that serves as a barrier against bacteria and potential pathogens.
This prevents infection, while also preventing sweat from evaporating off of the skin.
In fact, studies have shown that applying petroleum jelly directly after exercise reduces inflammation and pain.
But the nice thing about using something like petrolatum is that you don’t need it for long. Because you just put it on immediately after activity, there’s no build-up of slough and hard areas like with other fats/oils.
It works well because it provides a light coverage during the day. After a few hours, its effects wear off. At night, when you are asleep and sweating at slower rates, the cream pulls away from under your pores and forces all of the trapped water and salt out of your body.
Thus, the next morning, your face will feel tight and pulled around the edges, but still pale and glowing.
Use rosehip oil
Rosehips are the small buds that grow at the end of roses’ stems in late summer, or early spring. They make a delicious honey-like extract you can use to help support your dog’s health.
Rosehip oils are obtained from different parts of the flower heads. The name “oil” comes from the fact that these extracts can be diluted and used like true oils.
They can also be applied directly into the skin as a moisturizer or anti-inflammatory. Rosehips have been known to heal wounds, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain.
A review of research found that using rosehip oil during pregnancy may provide relief for painful arthritic symptoms. Also see our article about how to apply rosehip oil.
Use rose oil
Rose oil is very popular as a dog bed cream because it works well. The scent is mild, so it’s suitable for both dogs that hate strong smells and those that like them.
It also works better at killing bacteria than other oils, so it can help with wounds that are infected. )
Rose oil has anti-inflammatory properties, so it may be helpful to your dog if he has an inflammatory cause of his sore bum.
Use tea tree oil
Many companies sell products containing tea tree oil as a disinfectant or topical skin treatment.
Tea tree oil is increasingly used in cosmetics and hair care products because of its many benefits. It can be directly applied to both facial and body skin.
There are different ways to use it. You can mix it into your dog’s food, apply it topically, or spray it onto your hands and then rub them over your dog’s sore area (the lower legs).
It works quickly — good for when dogs have a short amount of time before a trip or event. Plus, you don’t need to keep buying treatments at the drugstore.
If you buy an essential oil, there should be some type of label that tells you how much of the recommended dose is contained in the product. Here are all the ingredients listed on the bottle of tea tree oil I bought.
Use vitamin E oil
Dogs can get sore bits or bruises just like people do, but they are more likely to get them from falls or if someone twists their neck.
Vitamin E oils are an excellent way to help support your dog during mobility issues or when he is experiencing discomfort. As we age, our bodies start to lose moisture and function less effectively.
Vitamin E oils contain high amounts of this essential nutrient. Once applied, the products will slowly absorb into your dog’s skin, helping him in several ways!
These products work for years due to its ability to bind to tissue, making it easier to target particular areas of pain or inflammation. It also works as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, which means it doesn’t break down prostaglandins like ibuprofen does.
This prevents the fluid around joint surfaces from becoming thick and protecting against heat and pain. By reducing pain and swelling, you allow your dog to use his affected area better.