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Woo



Joined: 19 Sep 2011
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Location: Mayenne, Pays de Loire
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 16 10:42 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Don't they glue the hair together over scalp wounds sometimes? Might be worth a try on a dog, given the adundance of hair!!


we used to tie the longest bit of hair in the wound area in a knot over the wound then blob on the glue to wound. wriggling 2 year olds held by anxious parent = quick as you can!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 16 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

his fur is shorter than flock wallpaper,im good at knots but .....

at the mo he is dressings off,the tear is granulating well,all but one of the punctures are clean and dry ,one puncture, on his bum, is still draining but seems clean and although it looks quite sore it should be healing from the base.
the thing with deep wounds is to avoid sealing the hole and forming an abscess, so far so good with this one as a combo of nursing and doggy tongue is keeping it drained.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 16 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

chomski update.
the tear on his shoulder id 5 mm wide now and healing well,all but the deepest of the punctures have healed up and they are now scab off.

the worst hole on his bum has filled with scar tissue and looks clean with no infection or swelling.it will be a little while before i consider it healed though.

he can scamper properly but a ten mile walk yesterday did make him a bit lame in the back leg with the biggest hole and most bruising,
i spose he got away lightly ,a small mutt would have been very badly affected by those wounds,and he seems to have responded well to good nursing and wound management.

starpet.

ps i was told about a wound management technique to deal with pulling tears. one makes multiple small cuts in the skin (like a fancy pie crust) beside or behind the wound to allow the main hole edges to come together with no tension.it seems sensible if one can give the patient a general A'. or get them to agree to it with a local.probably not a technique one should try at home on a bouncy hound although i will remember it just in case i need it at some time.

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