Splints, casts, and bandages are designed to protect and/or immobilize injured body parts.
Care of splints, casts, and bandages:
- Keep the device dry. If your pet goes outside in wet weather, place a plastic bag over the device to keep it dry. Do not allow the bag to remain over the device for more than one hour. If the device does get wet, please call our office.
- Call our office if you notice any loosening, slipping, or loss of the device. If the device is on the leg, the toes should be at the level of the bottom of the bandage.
- Discourage your pet from licking or chewing the device. Consult our office if your pet persists in these activities.
- Consult our office if you see signs of pain or increased swelling.
Generally, we like to recheck these devices weekly to assure their function and check for any problems. Please set up an appointment for a recheck if you have not already done so. Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns.