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It's illegal in other countries - why do we still have it here?

 

My lurcher, Cyrus ripped his chest on some abandoned barbed wire yesterday while we were walking; he had a triangular flap of skin on the front of his chest hanging off, and two smaller nicks on either side of it.

 

Not much bleeding as it was just a peeling back of skin, and no major damage, but it was too big for me to mend at home, so off we went to the V.E.T. yesterday so he could have a light GA and sutures. He was wobbly last night and a bit disorientated, but is better this morning, and wearing a shirt to stop him mithering the stitches.

 

It could have been worse.

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I don't understand WHY we need it...surely a normal wire fence would do the same job?? :think:

 

Hope your boggin is soon back to normal - poor lad!

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Gory photo warning.....

 

I have just checked the wound and re-dressed it with Manuka honey; it is healing nicely and he is back to his normal self... well, normal for Cyrus that is :lol: I am £300 lighter though as we incurred Sunday vet rates :evil:

 

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Oh my thats sore looking. I must say I can look at wounds on humans but get squeamish with animal ones - hope hes better soon.

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oh no, poor lad :(

 

Sending healing snuggles from us and Piperkit (obviously from the other room, cos she is little and well, Cyrus is big)

 

Cathy

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Cyrus sends licks and snuffles back to his ginger mate Tango.

 

Ali; I'm fine with almost anything gory, except when they take blood from me; everything else is fine. Luckily I was walking with a friend who is an oedema treatment specialist (humans and animals) so she helped me to get a temporary dressing on him to keep it clean on the way to the vet.

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How is he? Hopefully healing well. Is he wearing a lampshade to stop it being licked etc?

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He's doing fine thanks Ali - I am checking the wound daily and anointing it with Manuka honey. Lurchers don't do The Cone of Shame very easily as they have slim heads, so the collar just comes off. I just have a tight vest on him so that he can't reach the stitches to mither them.

 

When I take the stitches out next week, I'll dab a little menthol around the area to stop him licking as he tends to over-lick and cause granulomas. :roll:

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Thanks Lucy, he's fine. Now sporting a child's T shirt from the charity shop as his 'muscle vest', which stops him from mithering the stitches is in the wash. Both dogs are melted onto their beds in front of the stove; I'm not sue that anything short of a bomb will move them now :lol:

 

I hope in vain that this incident will teach him to keep away from barbed wire, but he never learns, and is blind to any hazards when he's on the hunt :roll: Ruby is very clever... one incident with a leccie fence has kept her away from them since, but Cyrus is a 'Bear of very little brain'

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Was he chasing bunnies when he caught himself on the wire? They do seem to go into 'the zone' and seem totally oblivious to what's around them and whether it might be dangerous :roll:

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Yes, he'd 'gone off on the hunt' :roll: Ruby will choose her targets and stop if she doesn't have a reasonable chance of catching it, but The Dim One just gets into that zone and sees no sense at all.

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