Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Meatballs and Buster

So after reading this post yesterday by Jen, I was inspired to make meatballs with my spaghetti last night. I made homemade crackers with sliced roasted garlic bread then crushed them, mixed it with ground turkey, egg, and terriyaki sauce....Voila! It was really yummy, and I even have some left over for lunch today.

Next, Buster is doing OK. The doc told us to leave the bandage on for 24 hours so it didn't bleed, however Buster had the thing off in 12. No, he didn't chew it off (good boy!) but he did shake it off (hmm, maybe it wasn't taped well to begin with). So last night of course the thing was still bleeding and I had to make a homemade bootie with socks. It actually worked quite well and he didn't seem to mind the sock as much as the actual bandage. First we took one of my socks and wrapped it around his foot to create pressure on his toe and taped it down. Then we put one of Thomas's socks over top of it like an actually sock and taped it down for extra protection and padding. We had to do the same thing this morning as well. We probably could have left the old (homemade) one on, but it had gotten all bloody and such so I wanted him to have a fresh one. I am going to re-dress it one more time this evening and if it still bleeding by tomorrow I will probably call the vet back. Have you ever had a dog with his toenail cut off before? They bleed like no other don't they?


Megan said...

One of our cats ripped off a claw not so very long ago. We found blood spatter almost all the way up the wall in the room where it happened and then bloody footprints all the way to our bedroom where he went to nurse it. (Boy, was that fun to clean up!) We couldn't keep a bandage on him, either.

Jen said...

Ooh, crackers out of garlic bread, great idea! I will have to do that next time.

My dogs always take their bandages off too. We've never had a cut off toenail before, but we've had a cut toenail. We used some of that liquid bandage stuff on it. Worked like a charm and she didn't need the bandage. Of course, it was probably less of a wound.

Mrslady1975 said...

Oh your poor dog! I swear I hated it when my fur babies used to injur themselves. :( I hope Buster feels better soon.

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