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Monday, May 17, 2010

Do-it-Yourself Dog Bandages

by Carrie Boyko
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Tanner Models His Bandage
Earlier this year, Tanner had a couple of wounds that required some creative measures to keep them clean, while still allowing air to help them heal. When he injured his neck with too much vigorous scratching, I crafted a bandanna bandage to cover the area. It actually worked really well to keep him from further injuring the spot.
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The Rear View
Now it is Oliver's turn. I caught him pestering a belly button itch too many times yesterday. When I finally turned him over to check it out, I discovered a very red, bare spot, with an apparent bug bite in the middle. His scratching had irritated it until he couldn't leave it alone.
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Belly Band in Place
While I was out of town visiting my mom, I was unable to pop over to the vet, so I took evasive measures. Oliver now sports a bandanna belly-band. It looks sort of like a belt, covering the area to protect it from his scratching. 

Before putting on the 'belt', I applied some anti-itch and anti-bacterial ointment, and it seems to be doing the trick. His efforts to scratch have abated, and he is napping peacefully. Much better than an e-collar, don't you think?
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No More Scratching

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ringworm dogs said...

I think I can also do the bandage thing all by my self with out visiting the vet. This will apparently lessen the expenses.

This blog is so encouraging.

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