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Old 04-04-2016, 02:45 PM
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Puppy took bandage off of hurt paw/nail

Hello,

My Amstaff mix Bri broke a claw last Saturday. Luckily it happened right at the vet where we were meeting for a training session in the waiting room (how ironic, I know). She got sedated, the claw cut, a bandage bootie, pain meds and antibiotics.
Saturday night, the boot was slipped so far down, that we werenít able to pull it back up, so I called the vet first thing on Sunday (also lucky, my vet is open 7 days a week) and asked what weíre supposed to do, come in, or leave it off.
My vet told me to come in, so she can look at it and determine if another bandage would be better, depending on the healing status. She put another bandage on it and told me to come in on Wednesday to recheck.
I just checked in on her through our camera and witnessed the glorious moment of my puppy shredding the bandage to pieces (surprisingly, she didnít touch it since she got the new one on yesterday, but probably just got bored)

Her paw doesnít seem to bother her at all, at least by the looks of it. My question is, if itís not bleeding, should I just keep it like this for now or go to the vet again (since Iím sure that theyíll tell me to get a new bandage, another $33)?

Obviously I would cover the paw when going outside, but inside the house Iíd leave it like this.

What do you think?
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Did she have a e-collar on to prevent her from chewing at the bandage, and have you been restricting her activity so her paw can heal?
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Did she have a e-collar on to prevent her from chewing at the bandage, and have you been restricting her activity so her paw can heal?
An e-collar? No, we had a cover over the bandage, that we hoped she wouldn't get off (kind of like a sock, but far thicker). Also, she has chew toys in her crate, so what we did since Saturday, every time she would only remotely look like she wants to chew the bandage, she got presented with a toy, which worked great.

Yes, we have been restricting her activity, no free runs in the backyard, only leashed and no long walks. No chase/tug games, more mental stimulation (Find it, puzzle toys, training).

I looked at it when I got home yesterday. It looks really good (to me), not wet or red, no fresh blood or anything. I opted to put a bandage on myself, since it's more about cushioning than anything else, so she doesn't break it open.
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