Saturday afternoon we removed the bandages on Lucie's legs. The stitches look great and are healing nicely. Lucie had been leaving her legs alone, until the bandages came off. We only have her wear the e collar when we are not watching her every move. But I discovered something last night. I had put e collar on her. I then watched her reach back around and lick her leg.
Hmmmm... I know that she has long legs but really... now what?!
The vet had said to remove the bandages after 48 hours and to leave them off if everything looked good so that they would heal better. I will continue to place the e collar on her when we go to bed. She is still not use to the collar yet and doesn't move around much when she has it on. When she does move she wakes me up each time so I will know if she is chewing on them. Has anyone had this happen before? I put it on just like it was on her when she first came home after surgery.
A few bloggers had some questions that I thought I would catch up on. Our vet recommended that we spay Lucie between 5 and 6 months old before she goes into her first heat cycle. We always have all of our dogs spayed. I wouldn't have it any other way. Addie was spayed at the same time when she was a pup.
The Great Pyrenees breed has dewclaws. Most owners with litters remove the dewclaws a few days after they are born. It does not hurt them at all when they are this young which is when Addie's were removed. Lucie on the other hand did not have hers removed when she was a pup. To avoid a terrible accident of her getting the dewclaw nail stuck in something and then having it rip out the entire nail, we had the back ones removed.
Hailey is fitting in just fine! She LOVES Addie and Lucie. She chases them across the yard and it is just adorable! They are learning their boundaries with how small she is. I have an exercise pen set up outside in the yard and in her room so she can play with no worries. But she doesn't like to be very far from the big girls now. She slept great last night with only a little crying here and there. Hailey will be 13 weeks old in a few days and weights 4.5 lbs. Compared to Addie's 69 and Lucie's 40 you would think that Hailey would be intimidated by our big girls, but she isn't at all! I would love to here from other families out there with large and mini dogs on how things run in your house with the size differences. This is new territory for us so we could use all of the advice that we get.