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How about a diaper rash cream?
If you use the kind of diaper cream with zinc oxide in it, you want to avoid having her lick it. The kind that has zinc (like Desitin) honestly does the best job, and she'll probably improve quickly with it, but zinc is toxic to dogs if they ingest enough of it so you don't want her licking it all off. Shaving the area will make it easier to keep her clean and dry. If she is already chapped, you might need to just trim her a little with the scissors. I can't remember, are you keeping her in a diaper? My one female dog dribbles all day every day. She wears a diaper with an absorbent pad (the kind for human urine incontinence). However, at night I put her in a playpen with absorbent blankets and she sleeps "bare bottom" so her skin can breathe. I have not needed diaper cream with her, I guess we're lucky, but you could definitely put diaper cream on and then put on a diaper, that would prevent licking and the pad would help keep her dry. My 6-lb dog wears the little denim diapers from PetsMart, size XS, with half a human bladder control pad. She's pretty comfy.
P.S. You know with a small dog, you can just hold that little bottom under running water in the sink if you want to get the urine off. Works like a charm.
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