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Bree's Set Back

February 22nd, 2011, 03:13 PM
This morning upon inspecting Bree's stitches, found out that she had removed the stitch's on her leg. :eek:

Got her to the vet and he stitched her up again, with me right there :yuck:

She did not try to get at the stitches until this weekend and in one night did a number.

I have tried the E collar but she panics. I also have a donut collar, but she got out of that. Right now we are trying the donut collar and hope it works. I asked the vet to put a bandage on the wound until I got home, sure enough by the time we got home the bandage had slipped down her leg. :yell:

She is lucky we love her :laughing:

February 22nd, 2011, 03:16 PM
Oh man poor Bree and poor you! Did she actully chew them off or did it split?

Poor thing...give her a hug for me! :thumbs up

February 22nd, 2011, 03:49 PM
Awww Sylvie,hopefully she'll leave them alone now:fingerscr
Vinnie did the same with his stitches,I had to go back to the vet twice,for him to get new stitches:yell:

February 22nd, 2011, 04:03 PM
Sylvie gotta love them eh,,they don't get that the stitches are kinda important. One of my dogs years ago after 5 sets of stitches and staples i ended up having to muzzle til the stitches were due to come out. Hope she leaves them alone this time..

February 22nd, 2011, 04:12 PM
Never thought of the muzzle, that might work if the donut doesn't. Thanks Aslan. Can't afford $100 every time she feels like taking them out.

February 22nd, 2011, 04:49 PM
Awww silly girl! We had issues with my girl too...not much you can do!

February 22nd, 2011, 05:53 PM
We've used EMT Spray to both treat and deter our guys from licking booboos.

February 22nd, 2011, 05:54 PM
Oh Bree, don't touch the stitches poor pup. :grouphug:

February 22nd, 2011, 07:48 PM
Awwww... poor Bree (and Bree's mommy!!). I hope the donut collar works :fingerscr

Thorin panicked with the cone at first, then just turned in to a bull in a china shop after :laughing:. We had to take his off too. His stitches were on his tummy so I decided to take one of hubbys t-shirts (our vet suggested it), put Thorins hind legs through the sleeves, his tail through the neck and tie it around his waist... work perfectly!! :D

Big hugs to both you and Bree!! :grouphug:

February 23rd, 2011, 01:14 PM
Bree, you are a naughty girl. :evil:

She may freak wearing a muzzle as well and keep pawing to get it off and scratch herself with her claws. :( You may be able to improvise a pair of pyjama bottoms and cut a hole out for her tail. If you go to the thrift store you can find something cheap to use. :thumbs up

Good luck .....I hope you find something that works. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

February 23rd, 2011, 02:15 PM
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. :thumbs up

So far the donut is working. :D Time will tell

Rainbow the stitches are on the front leg.

February 23rd, 2011, 03:51 PM
:eek: Oy! Bree, you be good for Mommy now!!!! :dog:

Glad the donut is working!!

February 23rd, 2011, 03:56 PM
So sorry Bree got at her stitches. Hopefully she will be ok now. :fingerscr

February 23rd, 2011, 03:57 PM
She is really a Daddy's girl. Loves to suck up to him :D