A few weeks ago I took Macy out for a walk and we were accompanied by a much larger dog. When we arrived home I noticed a huge gouge out of the side of Macy's body. The much larger dog had accidentally clawed Macy as they were playing.
The wound definitely needed stitches but I was not in a position to thread a needle and attempt to stitch it myself. The vet was not in town that week and after some internet searches, a phone call to the vet and a phone call to another wise dog owner I decided to just fill the hole in Macy's side with Neosporin and try to bandage it up.
The hole remained in Macy's side for about three weeks. The vet informed me that she should not be licking the wound and that I should be bandaging it and putting Neosporin on it daily. After running out of real bandages I decided to make use of some "feminine napkins" that I had in my closet. As if wearing a maxi pad on her side wasn't humiliating enough I was also told I should wrap a towel around her neck to keep her from licking the wound. Being a good mom I decided to use the most fashionable scarf I had. So, the poor dog walked around the house for about a week wearing a maxi pad on her side and a red scarf around her neck.
The funniest part of the story is that she actually seemed to like the red scarf.