We had our dog's cyst removed. The vet could not get all of it without removing her tail...and I said we will drain it if it grows back, but we are not putting and old dog through a tail-ectomy.
He just had us pour honey all over it, cover it with gauze, wrap it-of course tails are easier to wrap than shoulders-
we used that elastic sticky tacky horse tape stuff. We had to change it several times a day. The gauze looked awful because of the drainage from the honey pull, but never smelled bad, nor did the wound get infected.
It took a long time to heal, because even though tails are easy to wrap, they are also easy to get to even with a cone.
but it healed from the sides in, it has not grown back and she still gets to wag her tail when she wants to.
I've never heard of honey....what purpose is that? Anti bacterial??? I am curious now
It must be RAW honey - and yes it is anti bacterial. It's good for burns and abrasions. I would not use honey if the wound is deep, but anything is better than peroxide or alcohol at this point. You might want to check on herbal remedies. Calendula is supposed to be good for wounds, so is chamomile. A herbal health store may have suggestions for you - good luck.