|Barked: Thu Jun 12, '08 9:51am PST |
|Aww, thanks for the support guys!
Storm doesn't appear to be in too much pain - no whining, no panting, and he is very relaxed. He just tries to lick the bandage once in a while, but he's very good about leaving it alone. I'll probably try the pain meds when the bandage comes off and the quick is in the open air.
Cracker - so the quick won't shrivel and die or anything when exposed to the elements? I was told to leave his bandage on for 24-36 hours (I'm opting for the latter - Storm and I have a Beardie Bounce to go to on Saturday AM), but I was slightly concerned about keeping it healthy once the bandage comes off. They shaved the area (I haven't seen it yet, so I don't know the extent to which it was shorn) and I'm not sure whether he'll have enough hair to protect it.
I'm glad that I got the antibs, too, but I am slightly worried. Storm didn't take well to the antibiotics he got a couple of years ago after being attacked (he stopped eating altogether, which was a BIG problem for him back then) and am hoping that he does better on these. He's kind of lethargic this AM, but that could be due to the busy day we had yesterday. I'm keeping an eye on him.
My family always had dogs that either were born without dewclaws or had them removed at spay. Storm was neutered while he lived with his foster mom and came to me with dewclaws (he has two fronts - I was under the impression that there were very few breeds with dews in the back). I've heard that they can get caught on things, and now I have seen what happens.
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