Bandages and Wounds – Proper Management

Bandages and Wounds – Proper Management

I want to help prevent the ruin of a bandage or incision line, removal of stitches by pets, licking and infecting a wound (dog spit isn’t sterile no matter what a Washington Post journalist promises you). The number one reason a bandage or incision gets wrecked is dogs are smarter than we are. Repeatedly, owners say “He didn’t pay any attention to the bandage until we went to bed” or this: “We didn’t think it would be a problem because when we’d tell him to stop, he would.” and of course when they’re not there to say “Leave it!!!” – – they eat it.
I also want people to know the most common bandages and stitches that have complications so they can be EXTRA vigilant.
Attached is the article to check out.
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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.