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Old 06-17-2013, 10:00 AM
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Default E-collars for feet issues

Auggie has an irritated spot on his foot and it's been irritated for about a month now. It's just a little red but it's definitely not infected. However he will NOT leave it alone. I slap the e-collar on him but he can still reach it. I put the sock on his foot and he somehow manages to pull the sock off. We had this trouble I think two years ago. I started vet wrapping the sock on and he would manage to get the sock off then EAT the vet wrap which of course resulted in me inducing vomiting to prevent a big wad of vet wrap from trying to travel through his belly... so I have been really hesitant to use the vet wrap. Finally this weekend I broke down and vet wrapped it on one day. He managed to get the sock off but NOT the vet wrap. How?? I have no idea. (Also we're pretty sure Georgie helped him get the sock off once, because I put the sock on then suddenly Auggie had no sock on and I couldn't figure out where it went, then turned around and Georgie was prancing around with the sock in her mouth...)

I went ahead and vet wrapped the sock on this morning but I really don't want to do it because I'm afraid he's going to eat it again. And of course I'm afraid he might choke on it.

The e-collar he is wearing is BIG but apparently not big enough. I don't know if I should just go buy another one that is approximately the size of Auggie's entire body, or if those inflatable e-collars are better, or... I don't know. Anybody have ideas?

I tried spraying the sock with Bitter Apple but Auggie kinda likes the taste of Bitter Apple, BTW, so that's out. =P

AUGGIE. *shakes fist*
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