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8/3/12 1:36 P

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Have you tried tea tree oil? People use it on injuries and stuff. I'm pretty sure it has antibiotic properties... What it also has is a horrible smell. When my golden gets into the licking his paw thing (allergies), I put some of that on there and he STOPS!

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8/3/12 7:16 A

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8/3/12 7:11 A

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So my instructions were to remove the bandage from his toe last night and leave it uncovered. Three staples, they looked great when I took off the bandage. He ripped them out inside of 10 minutes.

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Back to the vet.

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8/3/12 7:10 A

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Hemorrhoid pillow LOLOL obviously we've got it on the wrong end emoticon emoticon emoticon

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8/2/12 10:06 P

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You have a unique dog LB lol

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8/2/12 8:45 A

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LOL Jeanne, that inflatable collar looks like one of those hemorrhoid pillows! And I have to agree with Jules, he'd destroy that. This is a dog who HATES having anything touch his face or head. It took us months when he was a puppy just to get him to accept his collar.

Jules, I didn't ask about putting anything over it to discourage licking, but the one on his toe is wrapped and he has been leaving it alone. I'm supposed to take It off tonight and let the air get to it. The one on his leg is too high up, right where the leg widens out before the hip. There's no way to wrap a bandage around that unless you were going to cast the whole leg. That incision had four stitches in it, and he tore out three of them. But it's holding together and it doesn't seem to be infected, so I'm hoping we're past any crisis point.

Thanks for the ideas! Will keep you posted!

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That would make it incredibly hard for the dog to lick, but if the dog can destroy a e collar I bet they could figure out how to stick a claw in that.

Laurie have you asked the vet if there is anything they can do for this? Maybe a light bandage and maybe something nasty like mustard or chilli put on it to discourage licking.

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8/2/12 12:51 A

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Not sure if this will work for you, but we used this one on Alice. It is a lot easier for the dogs to lay down comfortably.
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8/1/12 9:22 P

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Yup, the cone thing is an e-collar. Trust me, not worth the effort. He'll destroy it inside of 5 minutes.

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That's the only thing I can think of to, that cone thingy. emoticon

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Not sure if this helps or not but when my cocker spaniel was neutered after we first got her the Vet put this cone-shaped "thingamajig" around her neck to keep her from getting to the stitches. It worked and she didn't have to wear it for long. And she really wasn't bothered by the cone at all. Good luck to you and your sweet dog.

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Doglovers whose dogs have had surgery with stitches.... do you have some way of stopping them from tearing the stitches out?

Our dog had to have four little lumps removed two days ago, and he won't leave the stitches alone on two of the incisions. He completely ripped them out of the one on his toe and he ripped out two of the four stitches on the incision on his leg. He is leaving the other two incisions alone. I took him back to the vet yesterday, and he put two surgical staples in his toe and then wrapped it in that stretchy sticky gauze. He also put two staples in the leg to replace the stitches he tore out there, but you can't wrap the leg, and no sooner did we get him home, but he chewed them right out again. The incision is not bleeding or infected, but naturally, it looks gross, and it will leave a bigger scar. But we don't see the point in putting more stitches in if he's just going to continue tearing them out, and really, neither did the vet. He gave me some antibiotics and said we probably didn't need to bother bringing him back unless it started bleeding or the dog was obviously in discomfort. So today I'm staying home with him and I'll just keep an eye on him and stop him from licking if I can. He has a way of sneaking away from me so I can't see what he's doing, but at least its better than leaving him alone. He absolutely will not wear an e-collar. Last time we tried that, he destroyed three of them in less than a day.

Any bright ideas? Or maybe I'm over-worried about it and I should just let it go? I have to go back to work tomorrow and I'm hoping that if I can keep him away from it today, for just one day, it will have enough of a head start on the healing that it won't matter. Thoughts?

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