Meanwood – October 2017
Mogga came to visit us back in September with a cut on his pad. Unfortunately, the cut was deep enough that it was unlikely to heal easily on its own. As a result, we decided to staple the wound closed. This is a procedure that we can perform fairly quickly and does not require an anaesthetic, as would be the case for stitches. We were able to close the wound with four staples and bandage the foot to keep it protected. We also provided him with pain relief and antibiotics to support his recovery.
In order to allow Mogga’s pad to heal properly, it was important for us to regularly change his bandage. This helps to protect against infection and prevents wound breakdown. It also gives us a good chance to keep a close eye on how the wound is healing so that we can provide further treatment if necessary.
Over the next two weeks, Mogga continued to visit us for bandage changes. On his second visit, the wound was healing well enough that we were able to remove the stitches. By the time of his fourth bandage change, we were happy that this would be the last bandage he would need. At this stage, we advised the use of a Mikki boot. This would ensure that the wound would stay clean and dry during the final stage of healing.
A full recovery
Mogga is now fully healed and is no doubt delighted to finally have his leg free of bandages. Because of the patience he showed during the stapling of his cut and his regular bandage changes, we think he is a worthy winner of our Pet of the Month award this month. Well done Mogga!