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Foot Bandage on a Dog

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From broken toenails to large lacerations, dog feet see a lot of action. In this video Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), walks you through how to apply a basic foot bandage on a dog.

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Megan Brashear

CVT VTS(ECC)

Enrolled: 07/2011

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Julie Poduch's picture

You make it look so easy! I assume the multi-layer approach also limits the dog's ability to bite/chew off the wrapping, correct?

Tinille McKenzie-Wyatt's picture

What are your thoughts on returning distally after starting distally and working proximally? I have heard mixed thoughts on how returning distally can create more of a tourniquet effect and if you want a 2nd layer to cut it at the proximal end then start re-applying again from distal to proximal....
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Tinille,
You can get a different answer to this question depending on who you ask... Any bandage can create a tourniquet effect regardless of the direction that you apply the layers. More important is overlap, bunching, pressure points, folds, and overall tension. If your hospital is a distal to proximal only, that's great, but still focus on the issues mentioned above. Great question, and sure to start debate!