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Old 24-12-13, 11:06 PM
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Scratching his stitches any ideas??

Frazer has a cone on, he cannot lick his stitches BUT he can scratch them with his back paws, I'm at my wits end with this as it's not healing very well , I've tried wrapping a soft blanket round his middle body and taped it up , he was able to wiggle it off as it just slips down, he is as much stressed as I am poor guy. Has anyone any ideas ? At the minute he has a t shirt on but it not gonna stop a big paw doin damage. Happy Xmas to all xxxx
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Old 24-12-13, 11:58 PM
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Jacqui.,

I can sympathise with you. Breezer was a similar age when he had stitches to Frazer.

I have to say, I simply used the word "no" and he stopped. Other than that, I really cannot offer any constructive advice. Apart from maybe get some human children Sudocreme? It's harmless to dogs and will sooth the itchy feeling. Maybe Frazer's end stiches are a little long? Try looking at them, and snipping off the irritating bit of stitch? I did this with Breezer., those stitches are sharp!!!!!!
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Old 25-12-13, 07:31 AM
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I think he has to be stopped or it could back to the vets!!! A stern no and
possibly a t shirt or something similar - paw through arms and the body of it covering up stitches. Good luck not easy
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Old 25-12-13, 07:58 AM
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Merry Xmas xxx , I'm gonna make him up a body wrap with an old bath robe at least that will not slip off lol, that's wat I'm worried about having to return back to the vets, it's a pity there isn't a Velcro body wrap that goes over the head and under the body (padded) and felcro up the back not a bad idea to become an entrepreneur have a great day xx
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Old 25-12-13, 08:27 AM
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Happy Christmas. If the stitches are irritating it means he's healing. Why not put some booties on him so his claws don't scratch?
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Old 25-12-13, 09:19 AM
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I think if I add another thing on him he will take a heart attack wit stress ,, his nails are really worn down at the back, he must trail his paws some way, thanks for the idea x
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Old 25-12-13, 09:38 AM
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OMG it's amazing what u find when u google a problem, someone used a ,,,, wait for it,,,,,,a kids ONESIE brilliant ,,, so I ll be goin out to find a onesie in the next day or two to fit then put a hole where his tail will come out and he will look cool and comfortable lol so I can leave the e collar off him yooooooo
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Old 25-12-13, 09:54 AM
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That's a great idea - don't forget the pics!
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Old 26-12-13, 11:11 AM
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Frazer

I eventually found something that will stop him scratching it's a medical pet shirt on amazon Lycra with a pouch under belly for padding well I've ordered it hopefully it will be here Saturday, my oh did not want a onsie on him as it's bad enough getting wat we have on and off him for toilet lol,, he is more settled in himself which I'm glad to say , it's been the worst surgery for aftercare that I've experienced ,sonny had a limb removed and that was easy but this surgery as the stitches right up the belly is a hard one lol but getting there thank god, I ll take photo wen I get this shirt , maybe he won't need the cone
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