Having a chug puppy is a big responsibility. Sometimes it can even be like taking care of a child. Because chug puppies can be curious and energetic, they can sometimes injure themselves. Due to their small size, chug puppies may also be prone to burrowing which may result in them getting trapped in small places and injuring themselves. When that happens, it is important that you bandage your chug pup to prevent further damage.
Here are some helpfull tips to consider when bandaging your chug puppy:
- Make sure your keep your chug puppy’s bandage dry and clean. That being said, make sure your pup stays inside as much as possible when it has a bandage. When he goes outside to do his business, make sure that you wrap the bandage in plastic. If foul odors or discharge start to resonate from the would make sure you call your vet as soon as possible.
- After bringing home your chug puppy home from the vet, make sure that the bandage is still in the correct place. Your pup may have been irritated by the bandage and tried to scratch or bite it off.
- If the bandage is on your chug puppy’s leg, make sure it is not on too tight, as it could cut off circulation. Observe how the toes will appear at the bottom of the bandage at least twice a day. TAlso check for skin chaffing, redness, discharge or swelling before and after the bandage has been applied.
- To prevent the pet from chewing the bandage because of the bothersome experience it gives, put on a funnel collar. If that doesn’t help, consult your vet for further options.
In genreal, it is a good idea to bring your chug puppy to the vet if you notice the following occuring:
- Swelling above or below the bandage
- Chew marks on the bandage
- Wetness on the bandage
- Bleeding or discharge