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My cat got her hind leg tangled in barbed wire - Ive taken

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My cat got her hind leg tangled in barbed wire - I've taken her to the vet & had the wound stitched but she keeps tearing open the stitches. Is there any tpye of bandage availabe to put over her to allow the wound to heal.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear what happened to MommaKat.

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

What part of her body are the stitches? Some parts can be bandaged, but it is hard to keep bandages on other parts.

Rebecca :

If the stitches are on her body, a little tee shirt or body stocking might work. If it is a leg, then it can be bandaged.

Rebecca :

I see; it is her hind leg.

Rebecca :

If it is at the knee or lower, a bandage should work.

Rebecca :

If it is up by the hip, that is a hard place to keep a bandage on.

Rebecca :

You can try the small Tee shirt, put on backwards over the hind legs, and tied in a knot around her waist.

Rebecca :

I hope you can see what I am writing!

Rebecca :

I am not seeing responses from you.

Customer:

It is both on the back of her hip & on the under side of her belly towards her anus.

Customer:

Sorry I'm a slow typist.

Rebecca :

That is fine, take your time! Just wanted to be sure you were seeing what I am writing.

Rebecca :

Those are not easy areas to bandage at all. The backwards Tee shirt would work better.

Customer:

Yes thank you - I have a cream from the vet - if I put this on slint inside the shirt ?

Rebecca :

Yes, I would put the cream on and then put on the Tee shirt.

Customer:

My daughter suggested a newborn baby grow!!!

Rebecca :

What is a newborn baby grow?

Rebecca :

If it fits over the hind end and she can't get it off, that may work.

Rebecca :

Sorry, I know very little about newborn babies!

Customer:

A 'onsie' for a newborn baby!

Rebecca :

That might work. You will have to cut a hole for the tail area.

Rebecca :

She may not like wearing these things much.

Customer:

The tee shirt may be easier to get on so I'll go & try that. Thank you for your advice.

Rebecca :

There are collars that are inflatable donuts that also might work better than the cone.

Rebecca :

Is there anything else I can help with, or answer?

Customer:

I don't think so - I will look for the inflatable collar. Thank you.

Rebecca :

You are welcome!

Rebecca :

Kindly consider rating my answer, but only when all your questions have been answered.

Rebecca :

I will be checking back, to see how she is doing/

Customer:

Thank you.

Rebecca :

You are welcome.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the great rating.

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the bonus!

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
How is Momma Kat?

Rebecca