Stop Fido from licking his wounds! If your precious dog (or cat) has a superficial wound, you can ease the pain and prevent him from licking with menthol rub like Vicks. Licking can irritate the wound and lead to infection.
First, gently clean and flush the wound with warm water. (If you can’t get your dog to put his paw under the faucet, fill up an empty water bottle with lukewarm water.) Then, using a cotton swab, apply a bit of menthol rub. Of course, if the wound is deep, you’ll need to see a vet right away.