March 23rd, 2005, 04:39 PM
Hi, I am a new poster with a nine month old English Springer (field) that cut her front leg on an incorrectly installed flashing on a chain link fence. She cut through to a vein and did some major damage. Her leg has been surgically repaired and in a cast for nearly two weeks. The staples were removed two days ago and the vet said to remove the cast bit by bit. We exposed her foot first and she went crazy licking and biting her foot even though it wasn't hurt (cut was upper leg near shoulder). I have an Elizabethian collar but she went nuts running into stuff and was frantic with it on. I feel like she's been through more than enough so took it off and recovered her foot with a sock and she is now sleeping. The vet is still suggesting the collar. Any ideas from anyone with a dog with a similar injury? Thanks!