Izzy got her bandages off on Monday. She still has stitches but the vet thought they needed to "air out" for a while and we need to make sure she doesn't lick her leg. She has been bandaged for three weeks. In all that time she never once bothered her bandage. The vets and all the techs were amazed. Secretly, I think Great Danes are not bothered by things in their back half because they are so large that they need a second brain in their hind quarters. Anyway, we no sooner got her back to our office than she settled in to give the injured leg a good licking. ACK!! Not good! Not good at all!!!
We are supposed to put that big ole cone collar on her but honestly, have you ever seen a Great Dane in a cone collar? It is so large that she can barely get through a doorway.
Is this sad or what? This is about as relaxed as she gets while wearing it, too. POOOOR GIRRRRL.
Here is our inelegant but effective solution.
That's right! An ordinary athletic sock held on by a thin velcro strap. For some reason now she isn't bothered at all by the stitches. Go figure.
Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in?
I think that's how dogs spend their lives.
You all have a great day.