Good bandage care is important in the healing of an injury.
Bandages are applied for a number of reasons:
Bandages are carefully applied to serve the purpose in which is it intended for. They are applied firmly but not too tightly so that the circulation is impaired.
Bandages are generally changed every 1-5 days so it is important to adhere to the instructions your veterinarian gives you.
It is important to check daily:
When going outside
A bandage or cast must be kept dry and clean at all times. Moisture can lead to skin irritation and infection. To avoid dampness, place a temporary plastic bag over the bandage until out of the rain. Never leave a plastic bag for longer than 30 minutes at a time.
It is important that you monitor your pet and bandage regularly.
If you notice any of these signs, seek veterinary attention: