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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:09 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
I think Diesel is getting used to the routine! He won't know what to do when he doesn't have to sleep in the crate!

I think you're right. He put himself to bed last night :lol: I think we're going to try leaving the door to the crate open tonight and see how he does.

Everything we tried to discourage him from picking at it was a failure. The cone (hard and soft) and the "donut" collar didn't last long even though they were quite tight around his neck. The bitter tasting spray (I rubbed it around the incision but not on it) and the antibiotic ointment with a mild topical anesthetic made him lick it more (that's when he pulled the whole scab off). So in the end it just came down to watching him closely when we were home and making him stop if we caught him.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:24 pm 
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Geez, I'm sorry none of the "traditional" methods were helpful. I'm wondering about this myself as we'll have to have Zelda spayed at some point after she comes home with us, and I'm worried about the possibility of her harming herself during recovery. Constant vigilance, I guess. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:47 pm 
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I'm sure the incision is itching beyond belief as the stitches dry out and the wound is healing! Poor baby! He doesn't know any better. Just think -- in a matter of weeks, everything will be healed and he can resume his zoomies.


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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:43 pm 
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Munashi wrote:
Geez, I'm sorry none of the "traditional" methods were helpful. I'm wondering about this myself as we'll have to have Zelda spayed at some point after she comes home with us, and I'm worried about the possibility of her harming herself during recovery. Constant vigilance, I guess. :)

We have a semi feral female that we had spayed about a year ago and for her I took a bandana and folded it into a sort of wide band and tied it around her belly. It was enough to keep her away from the sutures for about 7 days which was long enough for it to heal.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
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Sherry wrote:
I'm sure the incision is itching beyond belief as the stitches dry out and the wound is healing! Poor baby! He doesn't know any better. Just think -- in a matter of weeks, everything will be healed and he can resume his zoomies.

Yeah I'm sure it's driving him nuts. Poor guy. I can't wait to have him running around the house again!

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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:58 pm 
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Donna741 wrote:
Munashi wrote:
Geez, I'm sorry none of the "traditional" methods were helpful. I'm wondering about this myself as we'll have to have Zelda spayed at some point after she comes home with us, and I'm worried about the possibility of her harming herself during recovery. Constant vigilance, I guess. :)

We have a semi feral female that we had spayed about a year ago and for her I took a bandana and folded it into a sort of wide band and tied it around her belly. It was enough to keep her away from the sutures for about 7 days which was long enough for it to heal.


That's a very good idea, thank you for the tip. I hope your boy is back on his feet soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:57 pm 
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It's things like this that make me love my little stinker so darned much. Our 13'ish year old orange moggie (Buddy) loves Diesel, and last night he went and laid in the crate. Diesel went right in and laid down with him.


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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:21 pm 
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Aww, Donna, how utterly sweet! They are both so cute in there.


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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
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That's adorable!

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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:25 am 
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Buddy truly lives up to his name.....bless him for being such a good brother to Diesel. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:41 pm 
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Donna, hope things are improving for Diesel by the day! It's been over two weeks now .... just a few more to go.


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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:27 pm 
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Awww, bless! Hendrix was beaten up by the neighbourhood bully again yesterday, he always disappears under the bed without the usual announcement that he is home when something has happened... Jagger always goes under to check on him but gets abuse for his efforts, poor thing. Hendrix definitely doesn't appreciate Jagger's concern like Diesel does with Buddy!

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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:36 pm 
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I hate to hear about Hendrix, Clare! I know you let your kitties outside, but he could get seriously injured or even killed by this other cat. Nothing is worse than hearing two cats screaming and fighting each other. I hope he's okay.


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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:22 pm 
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Tabitha wrote:
Awww, bless! Hendrix was beaten up by the neighbourhood bully again yesterday, he always disappears under the bed without the usual announcement that he is home when something has happened... Jagger always goes under to check on him but gets abuse for his efforts, poor thing. Hendrix definitely doesn't appreciate Jagger's concern like Diesel does with Buddy!

Poor boys - Hendrix doesn't feel good and Jagger just wants to check on him :sad: I hope Hendrix is ok.

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Donna, hope things are improving for Diesel by the day! It's been over two weeks now .... just a few more to go.

I was out of town over the weekend and when I got home his limp was a little better. He's been "free" since Friday and still chooses to go and nap in the crate so we'll probably leave it up until he's 100%. My husband said he was fine all weekend, no picking at his incision. He's also letting me touch his leg now (he wouldn't before the surgery) so I think we're making progress. He's going to have one heck of a scar :rolleyes: but it seems to be healing ok and the sutures are starting to dissolve now.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprained ACL
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:31 pm 
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Won't the fur grow back over the incision? Happy he's doing much, much better. It's funny about the crate!


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