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    Default Red raw and rubbing bandage.

    I was warned about it but now i see it, it's got me a bit worried.
    The bandage is rubbing big time in his arm pit and it's red raw and gross. I've cut the bandage back a bit like the vet told me and i'm jamming eye make up remover pads down there to help with the pain. I'm swapping them reguarly because they are getting gooey quickly. He's not happy Jan !!

    Is there somthing i can put on it to help ease the discomfort. I've got Savlon, petrolium jelly and also a aloe vera plant that i can think off that may help but i'm not sure if it's safe to use or even effective.

    Silly bugger wont sit still, he's always up and about and it's not helping. Might have to crate him against his will soon. Good thing is he's leaving the bandage alone.
    Any ideas guys ??


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    Would a t-shirt help...if you put one on it might help keep cloth to cloth rubbing instead of skin to elastoplast.....you might have to cut the t-shirt and knot it so it fits tighter. Aloe might help sooth.

    Now don't cringe, but old fashioned sanitary napkins make great cheap dressings. I use them on our horses all the time. Much bigger LOL.......
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    Oh Sean, I am sorry that you are going through all of this. I know it is the weekend - but can you talk to your vet about this ?

    Your poor pup needs to be crated and not able to walk around so much. You need to restrict his movement as much as possible - because this is what is causing the problem. The bandage is chafing his underarm area and now causing problems. If the vet has suggested to cut away the bandage - then that is what I would probably do. Because of where the chafing is - nothing like fresh air will help things.

    If the vet is not available - a Mr 'Google' search or hopefully more experienced people than me on the forum could help.

    In the past with my pups not necessarily the same problem - but - I have used a weak tea solution (cold of course) or a salt solution - 1 in 10 - to be used as an antibacterial wash. I would not put anything gooey on it - because you want this to dry out.

    Good Luck !

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    Thanks guys....i'll try your tips out. Tomorrow he's spending some time in the back of the 4x4 because we are going down to Hervey Bay to suss out some spots so he wont be moving around so much and it's dinner and bed tonight so he should be Ok for that but it's the next 5 days i'm worried about. He loves his crate but he's not a fan of been locked in during the day. Guess i'll have to be a little cruel to be kind sort of thing.
    I'll give the vets a ring tomorrow and see what they say aswell. Thanks.


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    Just tell Mojo, that If Katy can do a crate for as long as she had to, he can for the short term :lol:
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    I was thinking the exact same thing Newfsie.

    He's such a sook and i'm such a sucker for his sad expressions.


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    You might have to be cruel to be kind this week for his own health ... Mojo will still love you afterwards Good luck ...

    On another topic I saw these two guys in a ute today with a bullmastiff like Mojo in the back, and when they stopped at the lights, it was an old ute that had been done up and in the back window they had a slide open window and beautiful big boy in the back had his head stuck in the window between the two guys, it was gorgeous..

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    I would crate him. Just remind him how good it is in there with lots of lovely treats. Or if you're at home, mat train him (ie lots of treats ie kibble for being on the mat).

    There is some stuff I've started using on Frosty - called dermaveen - from the chemist. There is lots of different versions of it. The stuff I'm using (copying someone else with a dog that had lost bits of fur), feels something like vasaline crossed with flour and water glue, ie it's made out of oats and aloe vera. If I put savlon on and she licks it, she tends to get sick later. I ran out of cactus we were going through stuff so fast. And I also have something called "neo topic" but it doesn't form a lubricating protective layer like the dermaveen does.

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    Thanks for the tips Hya.
    I had a feeling the savlon wouldnt be to crash hot if he licked it.

    When you say cactus are you refering to Aloe vera ??


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    H... I have a fair bit of aloe vera BUT there are different ones, aren't there? How can you be sure that you have the right ones? If you are near Sean, I could send you some, and you and he could split them. It might not help this time round, but for next time? I haven't a camera and I have no idea how to upload, I'm pretty computer illiterate, so I could only post them. All I can do is type in forums. I don't know what 99% of the options are for this... but I can offer the aloe vera - but I'd rather you were sure it was the right stuff, before Sean got any. I did have a lot growing in foam boxes, but someone recently took a lot for a home garden, recently.

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