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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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So yesterday was the day for the cone to come off. He had been doing really well leaving his incision area alone, but had been having episodes of chewing his foot. I thought he was replacing the need to get at his incision with foot licking and it would stop after the cone came off. Got him up yesterday after the first night without the cone and I couldn't believe it! He had really gone at his leg and where they had put the needle and where it was shaved was all red and getting raw. So right on the phone to the vet. They gave me a cream that hopefully will help and said some dogs have a real reaction to intravenous sites. I have to apply it for 5 to 7 days and yes the cone has to go back on. He was crying so bad when I dabbed the cream on it obviously hurt and it took both my husband and I to get the job done. I feel so bad for him. I think it must be helping already though, because he is not going after the leg today since I put the cream on. I never expected his needle area to be an issue. Has anyone else experienced this or has heard of this?







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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 01:21 PM
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Poor boy! I haven't heard of it, but good to know about.

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So sorry your little guy is going through this. I think any time a dog gets shaved there is a chance that the area gets irritated by the clipper. Then it is a vicious cycle of feeling itchy or just irritated which makes them want to lick or bite it. The cream will certainly help. Too bad he has to wear the cone again but he will be good as new in no time.



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Awww...So sorry to hear Oliver is that uncomfortable. With the cream and the cone you're ahead of the chance that he could develop a "hot spot" from habitual licking of the wound.

Get well soon Ollie.



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Poor Ollie! Get well soon!!
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Well, Kodi didn't lick where his IV was, but they had shaved MUCH too close around his sheath and much too much of his bell and the inside of his legs. (even the vet said he had no idea what the tech saved that much. He has all pink skin there, and he actually got razor burn. He never bothered his incision, but the rash from being shaved drove him crazy. The vet gave us a cream for that too, though I no longer remember what it was. Poor babies!!!


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Poor Ollie!

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Oh no...Poor Ollie! Hope your little guy is feeling better soon!

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Thanks guys, I am sorry I should have told you all that it is Hershey that is going through this, not Ollie. The cream they gave me is called viaderm and it is a cortizon, anti fungal anti bacterial. I know what you are talking about Karen, when Ollie was done, they shaved all 4 legs and his entire belly. The vet said they must have had difficulty getting an iv, but he couldn't understand why they gave him a spay shave. He didn't go through what Kodi went through though, poor little man. These techs should know better.







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Oops!!! I knew is was Hershey. ☺️ I asked the vet not to shave the IV site on Truffles when she was spayed and also when Scout had his teeth cleaned.

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