just open a back door and say "SQUIRREL!"
@zande I emailed you for detailed instructions on your clothing idea.
I'm with @Zande on the pantyhose. But there isn't an easy fix. When a Basenji meets a collar they don't like the collar is going to come off. Even attaching the collar to a harness, the half life of the collar on my dogs is about 15 seconds. Unless I'm there to supervise and they get sleepy and give up.
Hope your pup gets better soon!
@zande could you give me the pantyhose ideas too as we’re going to be needing something soon. Thanks!
@chenke No ! I can't give you any ideas, because every case is totally individual and depends on the size and sex of the dog as well as the size and location of the wound.
You take a pair of tights (panty hose) and you look at the dog and decide which part you need to protect. Then you use your ingenuity and a pair of scissors. I have made a whole-body sheath from one leg and cut holes for the dog's front legs to keep it in place. And I have used the panty bit in various ways.
Honestly, you have to figure it out according to what you need. I have never had to protect a neutered dog, because I have never, ever, castrated a boy. And the couple of girls I have spayed over the years, in old age and for quality of life health reasons, haven't been stitch-pullers. But cuts from brambles and things, on the haunches, the neck, wherever. . . you can figure out something !
@julie4444 No email received. . . but see my later post here.
@zande ok, thanks for this extra help! I appreciate it! My Basenji hasn't broken her cone any more. A relief! But in a few days I'll try a garment while supervised only. I appreciate all who have chimed in!!! Thank you!
@julie4444 - What happened that she needed surgery? Where is the incision? In most cases they will not bother the surgery sight... I have made home made collars that work quite well... While I don't post pictures here, I can show you via email. My link for email is on my website below. Note that Vets will advise for a cone.... just part of their normal solution... but not always really necessary.
Well All, my baby ran into my bedroom as a Basenji does, warped speed and the vet cone flew in pieces. Ugh. I promptly taped up what I could, minus a few chuncks. So needless to say, this morning I'm going back to the vet and buy 2 more! Note to self: in any other surgery or injury, next time buy 3! Got to love them!
@donc Zulu trashed his first cone even before we picked him up from the vet. When we picked him up, I just took the second one off right away. I do have a big baby onsie for backup in case he starts licking
@chenke thank you for your input! When I went to the vet, they had a shorter and more flexible plastic cone. The one I had was from them but from long ago. It definitely was from a plastic that is more able to brake. She's more content with this cone.