bc4ever Posted April 25, 2012 Report Share Posted April 25, 2012 Last Thursday I took Daniel, our ten year old Rough Collie, in to be groomed at the vet's. We've used this groomer for going on seven years; she always did a beautiful job with Scooter. When she called to let me know he was finished, she said, "We had an accident." Apparently she was trimming the hair between his pads, a dog barked, he jumped and she cut his pad. Said vet had looked at it and bandaged it and all vet services pertaining to this would be free. Ten minutes after getting him home, they called to say they had forgotten to give me the take home instructions and antibiotics. As I was reading vet report in the car, it said they had sliced his pad but she had glued it back on (?) and it should grow back. No jumping, running or stairs and to keep the bandage clean and dry. Too late--he'd already jumped, run and done stairs. Gave us an IV bag to slip over his foot when he went outside. Sunday morning, the whole wrap and bandage just fell off. We did the best we could to rebandage it (three times that day). Anyway, he keeps licking and messing with the bandage. Put the E Collar on him Sunday with no issue, but he totally panicked once it was on, running around, bumping into things, panting and drooling. I took it off, fearing he'd injure himself further the way he was thrashing around. Recheck with vet Monday. She wrapped and bandaged it again and wants a recheck on Thursday. I asked if he was in pain and she said no, it was like having a hang nail. Hmm..looks like it would hurt. Neither one of us have been sleeping much. I have him confined to our room at night and can hear him licking the whole time. This morning I finally just left the IV bag on his foot and he eventually fell asleep, but is now licking and trying to untie the gauze ties again. He has an appointment for another recheck tomorrow. Any suggestions how to get through the next 24 hours, and possibly longer, if it isn't healed yet? Poor guy has been a real champ though, even lifting up his paw without being told to so we could bandage it. Thanks for any help you can give me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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