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Thread: De-sexing and dew claw removal - post op care!!

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    Default De-sexing and dew claw removal - post op care!!

    Hi everyone!! Molly was de-sexed yesterday and also had her dew claws removed. The vet has given me a list of things to do at home. Molly's socks came off her feet today which is fine but has bitten a stitch out :/ the vet said she will be fine and just to keep and eye on her. Now how do I stop her jumping around and being silly for 2 weeks while her other wound on her tummy heals? How should I keep the wounds on her feet and tummy from getting infected? Any advice appreciated!!

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    Oh and here is a picture of her last night...still a bit drowsy! Loving the socks though 327984_10150551061567771_760572770_9020293_1970647140_o.jpg

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    What breed is Molly?
    My lab puppy got desexed last week, and in one week she destroyed her cone. So far , she has'nt destroyed any stiches. but check Molly's wound too see if it is puffed up, if it is, then discuss with your vet . Good Luck!

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    I don't crate very often, but i crate when the vet tells me to keep the dog quiet.......And only walk them on lead in quiet/clean areas. if the dog does not crate or you do not have one, it is fine to tie them as long as you are there. Just make a place attached to a heavy piece of furniture. If I have feet/leg injuries, I bandage them with elastoplast, it is more difficult to get off. or I use vet wrap. Just make sure you have plenty of padding, so that you do not cut off the circulation. I am dealing with an injury on my own dog at present. I use a betadine spray on it twice daily and when there are lies around i also use the horses purple spray. i also tastes foul , so dogs tend to leave it alone.
    If she keeps at her tummy stitches it will have to be the fashionable collar/bucket, they hate that ....Well wishes to your puppy
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    Hi she is a labrador x rhodesian ridgeback her wound is fine where she has been de-sexed its just on one of her legs the stitch has come out leaving it open a little - not any more than a cm. She has been pretty good I am just worried when my hubby and I go back to work on Monday as she goes outside :/

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    Do you have a room you can confine her in for a few days to give the wounds time to heal? We were lucky when we had Bella done that she had a dog run, it was next to impossible to keep her quiet too no matter what we did!

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    yeah she is inside at the moment and is only allowed outside if one of us takes her for the toilet. She has been pretty quiet this afternoon and a bit sleepy. Hopefully the wounds will heal quickly!! I just got some elastoplast and have dressed her legs again with padding so that no dirt or anything gets into the wound. Hopefully this will help. I really don't want her to get an infection or anything.

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    Oskar gets desexed on the 23rd, looking forward to it, but yeah it will be interesting to see how he goes with out going for his usual big run while he is recovering lol.

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