There are methods available to hinder dogs from licking their wounds. These methods either aim to prevent them from reaching the wound site or by distracting them. The methods available are the use of cones, collars, bandages, boots, or by distracting their furry friend.
Use Of Elizabeth Collars
Elizabeth collars, also known as “the cone of shame”, resemble the cone head of a table lamp. They prevent doggies from reaching their injury or from removing their bandage.
To use this, you should place the collar on your doggy neck and make sure that the collar edge is over the nose tip.
With this tool, the pet owner must take caution against getting injured by the dog or the dog injuring themselves with it.
They usually slam the cone when they get uncomfortable with it.
Use Of Inflatable Collar
A less aggressive alternative to the cone is the Inflatable collar. They also offer the same function as the Elizabeth collar by limiting the ability to turn and lick.
With this cone, care must be taken not to puncture it, and that it closely fits your doggie’s neck.
Use Of Bandages
At times bandages such as leggings, body tubes, T-shirts are appropriate.
Alongside a bandage, you should also use tape to cover the bandages and keep them intact. Medical tapes are the best for this treatment and unlike duct tape, they are safe on the skin. To remove the medical tape all you have to do is to add little drops of surgical spirit around it.
Use Of Boots
Your furry companions can also wear canine boots or soft shoes around their claws and ankle region. This is useful when the injury is found on the base of their foot.