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    Yes aloe vera cactus...

    You can buy it in the usual garden shops - often in or near the herb section and it might have a blurb on the label about healing properties through the ages or something.

    If you have a friend who has one - you can grow it from one of the cactus "pups" that appears at the bottom, and I'm pretty sure if you just cut a big leaf off, bury the bottom half in sand (let the end dry out and seal over a week first but I think that's optional). it will grow. Like geraniums grow from cuttings.

    There are lots of different aloe cactus.

    Only one Aloe vera - well there might be a few variations but Aloe Vera is the one you want.

    I usually cut the prickly sides off it before I roll it or slice it down the middle to get the good stuff out.

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    Tah for the kind offer M.M.

    I'm pretty sure the one i have is OK to use but i'll do some research first. Its worked a treat on me and the kids so far for soothing burns but thats about all i've used it for.
    It looks like this....


    Looks like well be back at the vets tuesday arvo anyway as thats 7 days and the bandage has now lost all its elasticity which kinda defeats the purpose of a pressure bandage anyway. Its given him some room at the top and is still holding up OK. The vet did say they are really only good for about 4 days before this may happen so they'll be able to look at the wound again and if it's not swollen they might be able to remove the drain. If not, its new bandage time again and i'll get them to put something on it and suck his brain for info if we are in this situation again.
    Cheers Guys.


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    That is aloe vera...we use ours straight off the plant too....Did you try the t-shirt?

    Also if he still needs to be bandaged, try the vet wrap horse bandages form a horse place...they hold better for long-term bandaging. You could also use velband or cotton-wool rolls to go under the bandage (prevents pressure sores) and just have the bandage start a little lower....get them to wrap it like a horses leg...vets should know how to do that
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    Thanks Hya and Newfsie.!!!!

    This evening he's gunna get a little Aloe,.... then one of them ......uh hum...'ladies things' you mentioned previously (the wife thought that was funny, not that it worked but just the way i sheepishly asked for one)...lol and if he lets me i'll try the shirt too. That should see us through to Tuesday arvo or even longer hopefully.

    If it all works out i'll take a picture


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    Yes we need pics lol.......
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    I used to cut the aloe vera plant heads off and put them in buckets of water.
    They grew like blazes and got really f a t leaves so full of jelly.
    A discovery born of slackness lol.

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    Yes sean, that's the cactus that I have. Your photo looks a lot bigger than life size on my computer but that's essentially it.

    I find the bonus for it, is it tastes yuck - even to my dog, so she's not very interested in licking it. But I wouldn't encourage her to lick lots of it or eat any part of the plant because in big doses it's toxic (which is probably why it tastes yuck).

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    Well he's all dressed up in one of my old T-shirts. Aloe on , pad on, shirt on and taped as best as possible against a wild Bullmastiff who was determined to make it as tricky as possible.

    Dont let the happy looking picture fool you, he's more like the close up shot....hating me for 5 minutes of drama. Hope he sleeps well, poor baby.
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    Gawd.

    The "happy looking" picture looks like Frosty after she's barked at me LOUDLY 100 TIMES for being a bit slow with her dinner. Or the if you don't do something fast you're gunna get punished.

    Make sure he has feeling in his foot, you don't want to cut the circulation. A Bone doctor I used to know would carry around a safety pin attached to his pocket and he'd use it to poke feet sticking through plaster to test if patients could still feel their toes. Mean, but prevented amptations, especially in diabetics.

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    Yeah he should be fine whith that. It's still the original bandaging from thursday thats why it's so grubby but it's been modified at the top. He seemed to like the Aloe vera going on. Its very red under there. Hope the effort brings him some relief. I'm really looking forward to the end of this little nightmare. He's not a happy camper.
    I'm keeping the kids at bay just in case he dosnt see the 'fun' side of thier shenanigans.


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