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Easy Peasy Post Op Bandaging
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8 September 2016 - 9:14 pm
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[Image Can Not Be Found]Our Koda lost his front right leg in an horrible dog fight. After weeks (and thousands of dollars) of trying to save his leg we accepted the fact that it wasn’t going to happen and made the decision to have his leg amputated. Changing bandages everyday (sometimes more than once a day) can be a frustrating and emotional task. We were using baby diapers with first aid tape and then wrapping it with vet wrap. It was hard to do, especially in the beginning.

While at the vets for a wound check and drain removal, our vet went to use an adult disposable diaper (pull-up style) as a bandage. She hesitated and looked at the diaper and then slid his good leg thru a leg hole and the pulled the waist band over his head and then put his head through the remaining leg hole. She he wrapped it a couple of times with gauze and viola’ a bandaged dog with the open drain area completely and securely covered. We also found putting a childs t-shirt on him kept him from trying to rip the bandages off without resorting to the cone collar. I can’t begin to tell you how much easier this is than the traditional tape and wrap bandage. I wish we came up with it earlier. 

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8 September 2016 - 10:00 pm
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So sorry you and your precious Koda had to go through all this trauma.

Thanks for sharing this great tip. I read it a couple of times to get the visual right. Very clever technique!

Let us know how Koda is doing!

Hugs to sweet Koda!

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9 September 2016 - 2:06 pm
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That’s a great tip, thank you for sharing. Your photo didn’t appear though. Here’s a post about adding images to the Forums, it explains how to do it. I’m happy to help if you’d like assistance, just PM me. We’d love to see it!

And yay for Koda surviving after such a tragedy. How scary!

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Sorry I’m bad at this forum posting stuff. Here is a link with disposable “underwear”. These are the type that just pull up like the disposable training pants for kids. https://www.dro…..M.jpg?dl=0

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Wow you are a GENIUS! It’s a first here in the Tripawds Nation! May I share this in our Tripawds Gear blog ?

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Feel free to share it wherever. Be sure to point out it is the pull up type disposable garments not the tabbed ones. Glad to help.

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Will do! Oh, how about some fun pics of Koda to share in that post? That would be so nice!

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