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My greyhound Tera has a cut on one of her hind legs. The vet treated her and wrapped the wound with a bandage wrap.

He also put a cone collar on her that she really annoys her. The problem is she some how can get her foot inside the cone collar and tries to chew off the bandage .  I have some racing  muzzles that seem to stay on but I was wondering if  I can use a muzzle long term until the wound heals .

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Yes.  Make sure it fits properly.

You also should put some duct tape over the bottom holes or she will be able to bite through them to get to the bandage.


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13 hours ago, greysmom said:

Yes.  Make sure it fits properly.

And check regularly that it's not rubbing. Luckily greyhounds heal quickly so hopefully Tera won't have to put up with it for to long.


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Definitely. We've had a couple of bounces come through as fosters who couldn't be crated, and ours wasn't either, so the only safe way for them to hang out together while we were at work is with muzzles. They don't love it, but it's been totally fine.

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My dogs wear their muzzles frequently. Super useful for preventing dogs from eating things they shouldn't, licking things they shouldn't, etc. I use their muzzles after any sort of surgery until their sutures come out, or if they have a wound I don't want them to lick. They're perfectly happy with the arrangement. We use a stool guard on the front, but duct tape can work too (just poke some small holes for ventilation).


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