Using hind legs to scratch spay incision!!

Discussion in 'Labrador behaviour' started by Priya71, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Priya71

    Priya71 Registered Users

    Jul 24, 2017

    My 7 month old Enya was spayed 2 days ago. She is in the 'cone of shame' and hates it. I have ordered a softer collar from Amazon...hope that would prove to be better. I am watching her like a hawk and to my dismay, I caught her trying to scratch the incision site with her hind legs while standing. She was almost able to reach it and would have definitely caught a few stitches:(

    The cone is preventing the licking but how can I prevent this hind leg maneuver??

    Please provide any suggestions from your own experiences

    Many Thanks,
  2. drjs@5

    drjs@5 Moderator Forum Supporter

    Jun 2, 2012
    Fife, Scotland
    We didn't have a problem with Lilly.
    I believe others have found a small human T shirt of use. Although I'm pretty sure you can get a bespoke doggy version.
  3. Naya

    Naya Moderator Forum Supporter

    Sep 14, 2013
    Bristol, UK
    A few of my friends have used a T shirt rather than using the cone and that helped. Apart from close supervision (which you are already doing) there's not a lot you can do except distract her with something else.
  4. kateincornwall

    kateincornwall Moderator Forum Supporter

    Mar 4, 2012
    My little one was spayed last summer and would not leave the wound alone , but hated the cone . Being very small ( 5 kilos ) I couldn't find a soft collar small enough but salvation was at hand in the form of a Medi Vest , bought from Amazon , although I later discovered that my Vets also sold them ! She didn't seem to mind wearing it at all , and I wouldn't hesitate to use it again if ever we had to .
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