|One of his old cones that did not work well for him|
I tried tying the cone on so it was higher on his neck and also using a donut cone in tandem with the plastic one to keep the cone higher. The problem is that the longer the cone, the wider the neck. So for a pinheaded little Rat Terrier with a tiny neck and a long snout, the cones are next to worthless.
Yesterday we were back at the vet for the 1 week recheck and as I suspected, he had bugged the incisions enough that they were starting to get a bit infected. Instead of getting his stitches out he instead needs to wear his cone another 5 days, and take 10 days of Clavamox to get rid of the infection. The vet techs, who absolutely adore this little maniac, found a cone that was a bit longer and more flexible at the neck. They then showed me how to do a "cat harness tie" using gauze to tie the cone around the neck and then around the body behind the shoulders. Tuttle was not impressed.
|His new cone setup. So far this is working.|
So we are heading into week two of the cone. The other dogs are really looking forward to a cone-free Tuttle since he likes to run up to them for a butt sniff and then ends up jabbing them with his cone.