Bandages need to be monitored daily to ensure proper healing of your pet’s injury or surgical site.
- All splints and bandages must be kept dry. Should the bandage become wet, we must replace it as soon as possible. A wet bandage is very dangerous!
- When exercising a pet outdoors, a waterproof covering such as a plastic bag, can be applied to keep the bandage dry. You must remove such coverings immediately when returning indoors or in dry areas.
- If the bandage appears to have slipped, twisted, been chewed on or otherwise become damaged, or if it gives off a bad odor, bring your pet in for a recheck immediately!
- Chafing may be retarded by daily dusting with baby powder or application of Vaseline at the top of the bandage or any areas where the bandage rubs the skin. If you notice your pet licking at the top of a bandage or if you notice inflamed skin near the bandage, please come in right away so the bandage can be adjusted.
- Keep exercise to a minimum and avoid slippery floors or stairs.
- A splint/bandage is of value only as long as it is in proper adjustment.
- Even the most skillfully applied device cannot withstand chewing, licking or excessive activity.
- To avoid needless pain, possible damage to the skin or deeper tissues, or other serious consequence, be sure to follow through with all recommended check-ups.
The Animal Care Clinic team is here to help you. Please call if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for allowing us to care for your beloved pets.