Started by Dixkot, August 19, 2014, 11:56:51 AM
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QuoteHaving a nightmare with my poor dog at the moment. She had a lump removed from her back leg on the 8th, and the stapling for the scar on her skin pulled apart a couple of times, so they decided to treat it as an open wound, and put some threads around the wound so they could put dressings on it, cover it, and then secure the cover by threading a thin bandage through the loops. The trouble is we have to go and have the dressing changed every 3-4 days, and it must drive the poor dog mad at times as she tries to rub it against anything she can see. She has to wear a buster collar and an inflatable ring to stop her from getting at it, but I noticed that one of the loops that they had sewed in to her skin had broken on Monday night, and the dressing had worked its way out this morning. Got to take her in again at 4-20 today. At least she isn't in pain now, but I'm having to sleep in the lounge with her as she can't be trusted to be left on her own, so I'm not exactly getting too much sleep just lately. Costing me a small fortune as well, over a grand and counting at the moment.
QuoteI feel for you mate, poor Mabel....if only you could make her understand what's happening and why....poor girl 😞 and poor you, missing sleep over several nights, especially in this heat, is completely knackering... Maybe you should do some sums and work out whether you'd be better off with a Pet Insurance plan?
QuoteBeen there, done it. I feel for you, although our wise decision to get Bramble insured meant that it was never too hard on the bank balance. Hope things improve quickly.....for you and Maple
QuoteI pay about £20/month for our dog's insurance. I haven't had to make a claim in the 7 years he's been with us and sometimes I wonder if I should bother renewing. Rob and Maple's misfortunes have put a stop to that!
QuoteIt's not nice to keep having to shell money out mate, but it's the constant worry of trying to stop her rubbing the covering against things, which is what causes it to come off. 3 of the stitches that they put in to hold the covering on have now Brome, so I don't know if they will have to put some more in, which would mean more expense. The vets have assured me though that the wound is healing very nice. Hopefully we've got some light at the end of the tunnel from this very stressful time.
QuoteDidn't know they had been banned, they were the best.
QuoteThat was always the issue when Bramble had a procedure.....keeping her away from it. We started out with a fairly modest Buster collar but by the end we had a full set! The best was the inflatable collar, that worked well. One time she had to wear a 'babygro' so she couldn't get at a wound! She was very good at pulling dressings off and I remember nights spent with her trying to distract her from her task. There were some areas where even a collar would not work.Still, even though an absolute pain at times, we miss her terribly. Be a while though before we put ourselves through that again but I'm sure we will at some point
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