Wednesday, September 05, 2007

No More Vet

Elke pulled one of these stunts today. She refused to get into the car because she's associating it with going to the vet.

Well, if she hadn't been chewing at her wound even while wearing her e-collar, her foot wouldn't have have needed yet another visit to the vet.

Sheesh! Lay off the foot, Elke.


At September 05, 2007 1:32 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

aw reminds me of when I used to take my doggie too.........sigh

At September 05, 2007 3:00 PM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

My dog adores the vet, the techs, the mailman, the cat...

Tell Elke that she is too pretty a girl to be making all those visits...people will talk!

At September 05, 2007 6:57 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Bitter Apple.

Or sedation...

At September 06, 2007 8:43 AM, Blogger cube said...

angel: I didn't mean to stir up sad memories :-(

tmw: Elke hasn't been that bad. It's just that wound management takes patience & puppies aren't known for that.

brooke: Is bitter apple something nasty to put on the wound?

She was sedated for the surgery, but she let the doctor take out the stitches without it. Then she tore the scab off. So basically we take 2 steps forward & 1 step back.

At September 07, 2007 5:35 AM, Anonymous Rory said...

Bitter apple is a repellant used to prevent chewing or licking and it's pretty much what the name suggests. However, you might want to check with the vet to see if it's okay to put it on an open wound. If not, you could try Rescue Remedy. It's an herbal tranquilizer in liquid form that can be put in your dog's food or water. Also, if the situation becomes too stressful, the advantage is that you can always take some yourself. You should be able to find it in pet stores, but it's also available from the Drs. Foster and Smith online catalogue.

At September 07, 2007 8:00 AM, Blogger cube said...

rory: Thanks for the helpful info, epecially the herbal tranquilizer
part ;-)

At September 07, 2007 3:33 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Bitter Apple is a spray I get at the pet store that tastes horrendous, and I apply to electric cords, table legs, ect.

When one of my pups has a wound that I want them to leave alone, I spray it on my hand and work it into the fur all around the wound.

Great stuff! (I hear it comes in gel now, too!)

At September 07, 2007 4:04 PM, Blogger cube said...

brooke: thanks. I think that might help.


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