We're dealing with a somewhat difficult problem here - how do you remove bandages from your dog without hurting your pet?
Sadie, as folks probably know, is the dog who just went through surgery for a luxating patella (aka - knees where the kneecap pops out too much). We're having to take bandages off of her on about a daily basis. Her vet recommends taking the bandages off entirely and letting it heal without being covered. Sadie, however, is a bit of a licker, and we don't want her to fuss with the staples holding her incision closed. Plus, her dog bed in her crate has a fleece cover, and I don't want to risk her getting fuzz in the incision from her staples catching on the dog bed, or worse yet, actually catching the dogbed on the staples and being unable to get it loose. So we're keeping the incision covered. Keeping it covered seems to work well for Sadie, EXCEPT for when we need to remove the bandages. They work themselves slightly loose, then you tape it, but the tape only halfway sticks, so that's even MORE stuff stuck to her that you need to remove. Instead, we'd PREFER to remove the old bandages once they get slightly loose, as it seems to take nearly a whole day for that to happen, and then put a new one on.
The problem is the adhesive on bandages is so strong, it hurts her to take it off of her, as it catches on her fur and pulls.
I know other folks around here have had to deal with bandages on their critters - what have you found works to help get them off????
HELP!! Poor Sadie's skin thanks any suggestions!! So far, we've avoided causing her any damage, but it was a close one with the tape we tried yesterday to hold her bandages on. The poor baby was not happy!!