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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:34 PM
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Now how am I going to do this?

Had to take Abby to the vets today. Her insision area had a big black something on it. My guess was a scab and she just wouldn't even let me look at her let alone touch to check her out. The vet took out her stitches, and I guess what had happened was Abby has been too active, ( imagine a shih tzu too active ) causing the area to swell causing the stitches to rip through, making bleeding there for the black from the stitching and dried blood. Sound awful,, but she is actually fine.. 3 more days of the coller and 3 times a day I"m to clean her area with hydrgyen poroxide.

Now here is the problem. How am I going to wipe the area. Abby goes crazy when I even try to look at it. Every have a pup in your arms that wants down so bad you can't hardly hold them.. Thats my Abby. Feet kicking, head turnning, body wiggling,, I sure could use some good helpful hints how how I"m going to do this cleanning.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:56 PM
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How about wrapping her in a towel...The only trouble is if the incision is down her belly you may have to cover her from the head down...still can work though...Hope your baby feels better soon!

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Sorry to hear about Abby
It sounds like the same battle I face twice a day with a now very wriggly Ethel trying to give her her pill.. Can your hubby hold her while you get in there with the cloth?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 05:01 PM
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It's definitely going to take two people to do the treatment! If hubby can hold her down on her side.....one hand on her shoulder/neck.....one hand on her butt.....then you can quickly clean the area.

Just a thought but.....instead of dabbing the peroxide on her incision....what if you got a spray bottle, put the peroxide in it and then just had to give a quick spray or two to the area? (the only reason I suggest this is because when Buster had his hot spot, the meds they gave me were in a spray bottle....it worked great with two people!)

Good luck and let me know how it works!!!!
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