Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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25 April 2007
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Has she been bathed since surgery? If not she could still have that “vet clinic smell” on her incision area. Try bathing the area and see if that helps.
22 February 2013
Guessing they are still picking up the scent of the incision with their extraordinary sense of smell. Even though it’s been about five weekish since surgery, it probably still smells like a wound to them. Plus, there’s the visual of less fur, etc.
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27 July 2014
Dogs have a great sense of smell. I suspect your dog’s pack and friends are trying to determine what is going on. It’s probably a good idea to stop any dogs from licking the wound. As this article discusses, dogs use their nose to communicate: https://wagwalk…..pen-wounds