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He licked his stitches out!

Had my dog neutered and microchipped Tuesday. Yesterday morning they called me and said don't come get him till after noon because he licked at the surgery site till he got the stitches out and they had to re sew him up. Now they have this stiff plastic funnel around his neck and he trips on it because he is so low to the ground and the front tip gets hung up on the ground as he walks. He is supposed to wear this thing for a week. I have to take it off for him to eat and put it back on after he's done to keep him from licking the stitches out again. He's NOT a happy camper! Any suggestions on making this week go better?

 
pagan_mama

Asked by pagan_mama at 8:09 AM on Mar. 19, 2009 in Pets

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  • The plastic collar needs to be at least one inch past the tip of his nose when pushed back as far as it will go on the neck. It is sooo easy for a dog to get to a neuter site even with a collar on. We tell our clients that if they are int he same room with the pet and watching them closely that they can take the collar off. Once you will no longer be able to keep an eye on him put it back on.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:23 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • The plastic collar can be trimmed a little bit.... You can cut a few inches off with scissors.


    It may make it easier to walk...JUST don't cut too much off...Good luck


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    nuvetmarie

    Answer by nuvetmarie at 8:58 AM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Petsmart has clear collars that are also lighter. Check them out.

    Also, your dog will adjust to it. Good luck!

    Snowcorgi
    Snowcorgi

    Answer by Snowcorgi at 7:06 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

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