Thanks Pat, I may go buy some this evening. He is good about not licking if I tell him to 'leave it'. The cort. cream seems to be helping, as he is sleeping peacefully.
At only 13 1/2, he is winding down, his asthma is getting worse, his heart is enlarged, on a bronchodilator and 2 diuretics to keep his lungs clear, occasional rimadyl or tramadol for his back…and now this! I just want him comfortable and as happy as I can arrange for him to be. He is my "Heart dog", and has the spirit of a pup and the body of an 18 year old!