Daisy had double dew claws down on her actual foot. One would flop underneath the foot and she'd step on it. She's 14 weeks old.
Vet removed her dew claws last Friday afternoon (5 days ago). I took her in on Monday for a re check and when he removed the bandage from the first food, the glue had stuck to a small spot on a pad and he pulled that off. OUCH.
On the 2nd foot, the self adhesive gauze is stuck to the actual surgical site (which also has stitches) 1/4 - 1/2 inch long. I've cut away the loose gauze and try to get as much Neosporin into the area as possible. The gauze is firmly attached.
Will this just fall off on its own at some point? I read not to soak the dermabond/ super glue spot for a minimum of 7 days. I'm covering both areas with Neosporin and self adhesive surgical gauze once a day to prevent her from chewing at the spot. (E collar can't seem to prevent her from getting to her toes if not full paw).
Tags: surgical glue, stuck gauze, super glue closure, dew claws
Sorry, a bit confused and trying t picture this.
Why didn't the Vet remove the gauze from the second foot when he checked her on Monday? Did he tell you to put Neosporin on it?
Have you called your Vet and asked these questions? Maybe there is a reason that was not removed?
What you might try to keep her from bothering it is getting a pair of cheap infant socks ( probably have some at the drug store) put at over the foot and wrap the top with the elastic Vet wrap, you can probably get at the drug store or pet store. Warp around the top so it catches the top of the sock and the upper part of her leg. At least the sock material would allow some air circulation. If it gets wet, put a dry one on.
I wouldn't try getting it off but, you maybe need to speak to your Vet as I am not exactly sure I am understanding this.
Please update and good luck.
Margot, when he removed the self adhesive gauze from the first foot, it was not stuck on the wound but on the pad of one 'toe'. When he took it off, it tore the skin right off the pad. The other is right on the wound which also has stitches underneath. It would have opened up the whole thing all over again. It's REALLY glued on there!
I called Super Glue and Derma Bond. Since it's over a wound, they suggested I let it fall off on its own but Derma Bond also said the Vet should have some moist pads that will remove extra glue. Just might open up the wound if it hasn't healed well enough.
He told me to put Neosporin on both feet and re wrap. The only way I can attempt to get Neosporin on the one foot is to really really load up the gauze stuff.
The self adhesive gauze keeps her from bothering it as long as there are no loose ends. She's a handful!
The Vet seemed VERY embarrassed by the glue incident. The surgery will be one week tomorrow afternoon.
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