My smooth collie, Pablo, poked his ear flap with a wire last night (bad me -
I didn't remove the wire on an opened bale of straw). I let him into our
kitchen and within a minute our floor, walls & even ceiling was splattered
with ***. The *** was coming out in spurts - the wound was obviously to
an artery. I applied pressure to his ear flap and within about 10 minutes
the bleeding stopped but I made the mistake of letting him loose. He shook
his head and the spurting *** started all over again. So I held his ear
for about 20 minutes and then put gauze on it, taped the ear flap to the
side of his head (tape around his head) and then found some old sweatpants
in our rag bag and cut out a fairly snug "snood" to cover his ear and
bandages. Pablo just hates the whole thing and tries to get it off. He's
just the saddest, most pathetic, collie on the planet (or so he tells me).
I've kept him either tethered right next to me or in a crate next to my bed
so I can keep him from taking the snood & bandages off.
The actual wound is a puncture about the size of a pencil lead. It's on the
top side of his ear leather - it doesn't go all the way through. How long
should we keep the bandages on so we don't have another *** splattering
session? Pablo is just miserable and I would like to take the
bandages/snood off as soon as it's safe.
Chris, her smoothies and one visiting guy
Zeffie, Pablo, and Yasha