So we have a dog. We love having a new member of our family. But he sure takes a lot of our time! This past week was hard. Last Friday (Nov. 1) we took him to get neutered. He did fine with the surgery. They told us not to let him lick the incision. Well... really??? How are we supposed to do that??? We tried to tell him no but that only last so long. So a few days later we noticed that he wasn't healing, probably because he had been licking. So we decided to come up with concoctions to prevent him from licking.
We read some stuff online and we thought this was fairily easy to do. We wrapped a towel around his neck so he coudn't reach.
Well that didn't work! He could still reach! Next we made a collar out of cardboard. It worked a little but with lots of tried it started bending.
We then made a e-collar out of cardboard (no picture) it worked for a while but at night he chewed part of it off. Finally because we weren't succeeding we had to take him back to the vet so they could see if he was improving. That's when they finally showed us a real e-collar made of plastic. But it moved too much and it didn't stop him.
KC cut up a t-shirt and made a body glove type thing for him to wear. Poor Buster hated this one. He just ran and hid under CR's bed. He was so embarrased!
You thought I was done. No!!! He could still reach!!! Agghh!!! Finally after all the tries we combined the cardboard collar with the plastic e-collar and it finally works!!! Looks hilarious but it works!!!
We were so sad that we had to do all these crazy things but it's for his own good. He is finally healing and should only have to wear the collar a few more days.
Basically this was our entire week. KC came home every day for lunch to check on him and spent all his free time at night inventing something that would work. Wow, we must really like Buster or we would not go through all this trouble!