April 25, 2008

Disabled dog, part III

We've been having a helluva time keeping the bandage on Tigger's elbow. Because it's a joint, it bends every time she moves, and that causes the bandage to slip and it ends up down around her ankle (I'm anthropomorphizing here for clarity).

So I had the idea of using a muzzle to hold the bandage in place. If you look at the muzzle design, it's perfect for a leg. It's got a cloth sleeve and adjustable straps. The sleeve would fit over the leg and bandage, and the straps would extend above her shoulders and could be attached to exert upward pressure on the bandage to keep it from falling down.

The vet looked at me, said, "Wow," and did it.

We'll see how well it works.

Posted by Linkmeister at April 25, 2008 01:54 PM | TrackBack

Hang in there, pooch!

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Posted by: Doug at April 25, 2008 06:32 PM