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17 September 2017 - 8:21 pm
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Glad to hear that Harry is doing well!!

You might try a tee shirt to cover up the incision, lots of front amps use them.  You can take up the extra cloth around his chest/belly (if there is any) and tie a knot or use a rubber band.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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17 September 2017 - 8:30 pm
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Thank you! I will give that a shot.

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17 September 2017 - 9:09 pm
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Auch a relief ro know he’s feeling better!

And yeah, sitto the tee shirt suggestion.  Some Vets send dogs home in a “wrap” and they kind of have a stretch “sleeve” over the torso.  But anyway, the tee shirt shoukrd work.

 Make sure you do watch him like a hawk when the co e js off.  They can snage a stitch in a seco d!  Also, you might try wrapping a bavy sock around his rear paws to help prevent scratches.  Not sure they would work.

HARRY!!!  TAKE IT EASY SWEET BOY!!!  No crazy jumping or running around.   Just leashed potty breaks and back in for rest!!

Keep the good updates coming!

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Well he did it again even with the t-shirt on tonight. The problem is the tee shirt rides down lower than the staple line. I truly believe he’s not intentionally going for the stapled area. He’s trying to scratch his ear but unintentionally rakes his nails over the staples nearest his ear which is only a few inches away.

I’ve now put on one of my kid’s old hoodie Jets sweatshirts. It has a smaller neckhole so doesn’t ride down and is thicker so I don’t think the staples could be affected if he suddenly went to scratch. I think this might do the trick. We shall see.

I can’t wait until this is healed. Then I and Harry can get a decent night sleep. I don’t know how long I can keep this pace up with 3 hours of sleep each night. Every time he moves I jump up to make sure nothing is amiss.

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18 September 2017 - 7:11 pm
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HARRY!!!  HARRY!!  HARRY!!!  If a dog has an itch, a dog will scratch it, right??  But you need to do everything possible to stay away from those stitches!!

In the meantime, try and give him a good neck and  ear scratch several times a day. 

Really hoping his Jets hoodie works!   We have to have a picture!!

Yeah, lack of sleep during recovery exhausts you on every level!!  All of the sudden taking twenty minute ppwer naps become a necessity anytime you can grab one!

Hoping for some good zzzz’s soon!

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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18 September 2017 - 9:02 pm
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Oh Harry!

Is there any chance he would tolerate a bootie or some vet wrap on that back foot?  Sort of like you do for babies to keep them from scratching themselves.

Karen

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19 September 2017 - 6:28 pm
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I would have put some socks on his rear paws but I have tiled floors and pergo everywhere. It would be way too slippery. I layed down some runners and no slip rugs in some spots which is working out fine now but socks would be too dangerous. That’s assuming he wouldn’t pull them off which I tend to think he would. 

So far, so good with the sweatshirt. 😉

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Hmm, what do you think about this idea:

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