This is Bug in his Soft-E-Collar. Unfortunately the topical anesthetic wore off and he decided he must go after his tail again.
I just spoke to Dr. F and he recommended I make a Blueberry and Steamed Kale slurry for Bug. He said he finds the combo very healing for skin related issues because both items are so high in vitamins and antioxidants. It is a 1 to 1 ration with some water added in if it is too dry. He said to give 1/4 c with every meal.
Looks like I am off to Whole Foods since CVS does not carry aloe without alcohol and I am afraid I am going to decimate my aloe plant before Bug is healed up.
Edit: Kathy asked for more specifics about the Blueberry Kale Slurry. I re-read the post and realized I wrote it as though you'all could read my mind or were listening in on the conversation with Dr. F. Here are more specific instructions for the slurry:
Steam one bunch of kale, today that ended up being 2 packed cups worth after steaming.
Reserved the water used to steamed the kale.
Since it is a 1 to 1 ration use 2 cups of blueberries.
Add 2 cups of steamed kale and 2 cups of fresh blueberries (but frozen would be fine too) to blender.
To make it more of a gruel and not quite as thick, add some of the reserved water. Today I used roughly 2/3s of a cup of the reserved water.
Voila! Feed 1/4 c of the mix with each meal.