Tucker the puppy has gone insane

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by pbjmaker, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Tucker got nuetered today and now has a cone. He has been locked in his crate all evening whining and crying. I finally let him out and his new mission in life is to remove the cone of shame. He is completely restless, which is making his brother nervous and whiny. Now none of us can sleep and to top it off I have a major toothache.

    Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get him to "appreciate" the cone? I am fine with him sleeping on my bed but he is just rolling all over it trying to remove the cone.


  2. bigshoes213

    bigshoes213 In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2010
    Sardis, Ms
    When I had my dog blaze neutered but he didnt have a cone and all went well. He licked the wound some but was his normal self very soon.
  3. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Songster

    Jan 15, 2010
  4. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    My dog didn't have a cone and he was fine.
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    They don't necessarily have to have a cone, but they ABSOLUTELY do if they are licking at the wound. DON'T let them lick it, I've seen some CRAZY bad infections... So take the cone off and see if he licks it, if not he should be ok, just watch him, but if he does you'll have to put it back on.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010

  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    He finally settled down about 1 am and slept with the cone on. Tried to remove it this morning and he went straight to licking. SOOOO I put it back on. But now he has his brother trying to pull it off for him. Arggg. I think part of the reason he was so restless last night is because he had slept all day. [​IMG]

    So I just caught Sparky pulling on the edge of the gauze strip that holds the cone on...

    This is going to be a challenging few days [​IMG]
  7. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    I think it depends on the dog - they dont all need a cone - just watch him and make sure he doesnt lick the area too much -
  8. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    He won't stop licking the stitches. So for now the cone has to stay on [​IMG] I will try again later. I like the collapsable cone - might go look for one at the store later. By the time I would order it on-line and get it, I wouldn't need it anymore. I am also going to call the vet to see if they have a better way to keep it on besides the gauze. That is to easy for Sparky to grab a hold of and untie.

    Here is Mr. Pathetic and Mr. Trouble. (AKA Tucker and Sparky)

  9. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    I have a country vet and I have used this method per the vets recommendation for YEARS!

    Rub tobassco sauce around the outside of the stitched area! When they try to lick the wound...it burns their tongue, hence the licking stops.

    Apply daily.

    Hugs to Tucker!

  10. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    So I turned my back for just a minute and this is what happened...


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