I have a couple of Jade plants ( Crassula ovata ) that I have grown from leaf pieces over the course of the last 10 years or so. This year, for the first time, they appear to have been attacked by squirrels or something. Hunks of bark have been removed and some of the inner structure of the branches is visible. The damage has caused the branches to droop, due to some structural damage. It's been really dry here, so I assumed that it was to get at the water inside them, so I set some water out for the animals to drink a bit more easily. Is there anything I can do to help keep the Jades from getting sick while they heal?
Here they both are. Those are 12 inch pots.
Closer view of the damage.