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5/20/14 7:22 P

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i put a halo on mine when they won't stop icking there injury

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5/13/14 12:52 P

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I am so glad for your puppy that things have slowly resolved. In March when I finally had a little extra money I managed to get our 3 yr. old poodle cross Chica spayed and I was amazed how little it affected her. She'd have been done much sooner but she had a heart murmur from tick disease. So her operation had to be done with all the life saving machines nearby to revive her if she stopped breathing. It all went well except for the big hole in our bank account and she went on as if nothing had happened. We were sure lucky as was she. Since then she stood off a grizzly bear and thinks she is queen of the world. I wrote a blog about this incident when she stood next to her Rottweiler cross adopted brother and kept a young grizzly from further attacking him.

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5/13/14 12:25 P

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Glad she's doing better. You know, healing itches so a certain amt. of it is normal! Sounds like she's getting used to it and getting back to normal. Hope she continues to do well!

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5/13/14 10:50 A

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day 4, shes doing alot better. not scratching as much. yesterday she went up and down the steps and explored the yard, today shes playing quietly in her crate. has been out on the porch. only 7 more days til the stitches come out. keeping my fingers crossed that she doesnt scratch any loose.

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5/12/14 1:57 P

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Just chiming in to say I too, agree........call your vet or take the doggie in to be checked. There may be more going on that appears on the surface.

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5/12/14 6:31 A

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I sure agree that I'd rather they think I'm a little anal than have my animal suffer needlessly.

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5/11/14 11:19 P

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" rather they feel that way about me, than one of my animals suffer needlessly!"
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5/11/14 11:12 P

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Birgit and Chebba are absolutely right. You should, at the very least, call the vet. This is not typical post surgery behaviour. At our clinic there is no charge for re-checks after a surgery - unless you require something extra such as medications.

Like Chebba's poor pup, we also have one who is very sensitive to several of the materials the vets use for suturing wounds. Our Phoenix cannot tolerate any of the dissolving type sutures, and also has problems with some of the newer varieties of suture materials that have to be removed after so many days.

I have also seen some delayed reactions to anesthesia that present with similar symptoms to those you have described which can worsen without treatment, and can sometimes be fatal if used again on that same animal.

When in doubt, I always double check with our vets. The worst that can happen is that they laugh at my concerns and think I am an idiot - rather they feel that way about me, than one of my animals suffer needlessly!

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5/11/14 6:40 P

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Poor little puppy. Some great advice here. Birgit is right a vet should probably see her.

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5/11/14 6:22 P

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Please refer this to your vet. Last year we had our newly arrived rescue dog neutered and he very quickly started jumping around like a flea on a hot plate, with a clear expression of worry and discomfort. He tried to scratch the stitches too and after a day or two, we accepted he wasn't settling down and that it was obvious there was a significant problem of some sort. It turned out that a new type of stitching thread had been used and that he was one of the small number of dogs reacting to it. The symptoms you describe are eerily familiar so I do urge you to refer your puppy to the vet.

Please let us know how she fares.

Good Luck.

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5/11/14 6:03 P

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The outer, colored layer is made from a self-sticking material available under the name vetwrap or coban, available at drug stores or the vet.
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I agree, no ace bandage. It has far too much stretch and can interfere with circulation. Take her back to the vet, ask for some anti-itch med, proper bandaging (with them showing the technique) and then have her wear a dog sweater, also try to not leave her alone and distract her with chew toys.
Here is a link that shows how to apply a bandage:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-NYR1PlqMQ

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5/11/14 5:47 P

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thanks i will try that. my sister has a new grandbaby. i wonder if a onesie would work.

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5/11/14 5:45 P

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My boy was just operated on not too long ago. We took a shirt and cut holes for his legs and then put his front paws in the arm holes and his legs in the back holes... we then took the excess up on his back and wrapped it and tapped it down. This works really well. If you wrap her with an ace bandage you risk her getting an infection because the incision will not be able to drain properly.

Not knowing how large your puppy is, if she is small enough get a baby onesie and cut a place for her tail.

Hope this helps :)

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Would something like a Thunder Shirt work (don't know how snug they are) or one of those they had from Tellington Touch that were something like hugging the dog? I haven't used either, but I know that the Tellington Touch one was something like hugging. Just thinking that something that is snug, but not too tight, if it will fit that low might help.



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The ace bandage might help, especially for overnight, but you might want to also talk to your vet to see if there is anything that can be done safely about it.

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my poor little dog, she just cant understand what is happening to her.
on friday she was spayed and i picked her up yesterday, she is so confused, she keeps wanting to jump around, from one side of her crate to other and shes started using her back paw to scratch.
I have a cone on her, and its pretty good at preventing her from licking, even though I think its too small and she can still lick a little, but not much.
But is there anything I can do about the scratching to keep her from pulling lose her stitches??
I have some ace bandages and I considered wrapping her in one, shes very small little dog and I think one would fit around her several times. I dont want to band her too tightly, but maybe for a few days to keep her from scratching???
Any advice on how to keep her from pulling her stitches out???

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