The most important thing about a bandage is that it’s not painful for your pet. If you suspect that it is causing them pain or discomfort, you should return to your local VSS as soon as possible.
Leaving your pet in pain or discomfort in a soiled bandage, or a bandage that is too tight could lead to serious complications for the limb.
Bandage complications aren’t uncommon, here are some notifications that your pet is uncomfortable in its bandage:
- Your pet is chewing at the dressing
- Your pet suddenly becomes lamer on the limb
- They’re generally more distressed
To check if your pet is in pain in its bandage, you can very gently palpate along the covered area and monitor for any degree of discomfort.