Ask Dr. Dobson: Cayenne

While I’m waiting for my appointment to bring Windy in for her dental treatment and a steroid shot to control her itching, is it OK to sprinkle cayenne pepper (or similar deterrent) on the areas she bites and scratches? I’m trying to avoid another scratch-induced infection. Thanks.

It is not recommended to use cayenne pepper on the areas because it may cause burning and upset stomach if ingested. Please call for further advice on other alternatives.

Thank you

RiverWoods Pet Hospital Staff

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