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Re: post-spay activities and protection

Posted by:  Carol Pierce
Posted on:  November 16, 2002 at 12:33:27

In Reply to: post-spay activities and protection
Category:   Medical
Posted by:  weather
Posted on:  November 13, 2002 at 12:14:19

Question:

: our 5 1/2 month old has just been spayed, and while she was in we had her dewclaws (rear) removed and a micro-chip implanted (big day!). needless to say, she's trying to get at her stitches and the lampshade collar doesn't prevent her from reaching her rear feet. any advice as to an alternate method of restriction? constant supervision is our current solution, but we both work days so we need something else. we're considering a muzzle, but we've never used one and we're not sure 1) if it'll work, 2) if it'll have any negative repercussions, or 3) if she's safe alone in her crate with a muzzle on. thanks...


Response:

Dear weather,

Its great that you've done all these maintenence procedures for your pup. Too bad her dewclaws weren't removed long ago, but, this is a good move.

There are several repellent sprays (Bitter Apple is one) available to keep dogs from worrying bandages. Please call your Vet & ask what he/she thinks is best.

Never leave a dog unattended, muzzled. Especially in a crate or pen.
They are unbelievably inventive in getting hung up on a wire or latch, and could choke themselves to death, trying to get free.

The spray should get you through this. Best of luck. Carol