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I planned to get Chanel groomed for the first time after her stitches get taken out...but now I am really worried. I have a collar on her because of the spaying so she won't go after the stitches...only 3 days after the spaying she has a huge MAT that takes up the entirebacksid of her head/neck area!!! Ugh!!! I don't want to brush her because she just got spayed, but I don't want it to get even more huge!!!


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I don't know about the females..but my vet said it was fine to give Brinkley a bath whenever. I asked before we left just to see...I had bathed him the night before, expecting to have to wait a week or two...but he said it was fine, and even encouraged it to clean his face b/c of the blood from pulling his teeth. I haven't given him a full bath yet, although last night when I could tell he felt much better, I did give him a good brushing...washed his face good with whitening shampoo and baby shampoo- I put a tiny bit of baby shampoo in a wet washcloth...wet it again...and sqeezed it out...I ran the washcloth all over him...kinda like a baby wipe bath, but we didn't have any baby wipes...then I gave him a good spray down with leave in conditioner. He really stunk from the vet or something...He looked and smelled better when I was done...maybe it helped him feel better too.
 
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When Lacey was spayed I was told I could not bath her for 10 to 14 days after. I had her hair cut down before the spaying so I wouldn't have to mess with her so much (grooming and bathing) until she was healed. I would try to get the matt out but speak with your vet abouting bathing her. When I had a male cocker spaniel the vet told me to wait until the stitches came out until he could get wet. Lacey had a smell about her until I could bath her.
 

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Originally posted by tlunn@Oct 17 2004, 05:20 PM
I don't know about the females..but my vet said it was fine to give Brinkley a bath whenever. I asked before we left just to see...I had bathed him the night before, expecting to have to wait a week or two...but he said it was fine, and even encouraged it to clean his face b/c of the blood from pulling his teeth. I haven't given him a full bath yet, although last night when I could tell he felt much better, I did give him a good brushing...washed his face good with whitening shampoo and baby shampoo- I put a tiny bit of baby shampoo in a wet washcloth...wet it again...and sqeezed it out...I ran the washcloth all over him...kinda like a baby wipe bath, but we didn't have any baby wipes...then I gave him a good spray down with leave in conditioner. He really stunk from the vet or something...He looked and smelled better when I was done...maybe it helped him feel better too.
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Traci, I have always heard that you don't ever want to get stitches wet. Please double check with the vet... perhaps there was a misunderstanding ??
 

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Even if we got the inside kind? I didn't give him a bath yet...just his face...
but when I asked him, I said..."how long do I need to wait before I give him a bath?"
He said, "You can give him a bath anytime".
I know I didn't misunderstand...but if you think you are not supposed to-even with the inside stitches, I will call Monday and check with Amy, the vet tech just to make sure. I don't plan on giving him a full bath until Sunday next week anyway.
Thanks for the head's up.
 

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Originally posted by tlunn@Oct 17 2004, 08:06 PM
Even if we got the inside kind?  I didn't give him a bath yet...just his face...
but when I asked him, I said..."how long do I need to wait before I give him a bath?"
He said, "You can give him a bath anytime".
I know I didn't misunderstand...but if you think you are not supposed to-even with the inside stitches, I will call Monday and check with Amy, the vet tech just to make sure.  I don't plan on giving him a full bath until Sunday next week anyway.
Thanks for the head's up.

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Ahh... I forgot about the inside kind... My vet never uses them so I wasn't even thinking that.... can't even imagine how the incision looks.... So maybe water is OK then.....
 

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HIs incision is small...and I really can't see any stitches..., well, maybe one little end of one...
it actually looks very neat and tidy..
I did notice today that he had a blue bruise looking spot on the inside edge...like on his tummy, but right next to his back leg...just on one side...it is tender when I touch him there...he jumps...is this from a shot maybe?
 

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Originally posted by tlunn@Oct 17 2004, 06:33 PM
HIs incision is small...and I really can't see any stitches..., well, maybe one little end of one...
it actually looks very neat and tidy..
I did notice today that he had a blue bruise looking spot on the inside edge...like on his tummy, but right next to his back leg...just on one side...it is tender when I touch him there...he jumps...is this from a shot maybe?
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You know, Chanel has a darker area on the inside of only one leg too...and it isn't the same side where the med patch is at.

Odd...


And I know I am not going to take her to the groomers for about 10 more days or so...I just don't want to start dealing with the matted hair while she is trying to recover, seems kind of cruel. I know she is in pain cuz it was a big operation, and now I just want her to relax and heal...but that mat is huge, and it seemed like it appeared over night!


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Originally posted by Elegant@Oct 17 2004, 02:51 PM
I planned to get Chanel groomed for the first time after her stitches get taken out...but now I am really worried.  I have a collar on her because of the spaying so she won't go after the stitches...only 3 days after the spaying she has a huge MAT that takes up the entirebacksid of her head/neck area!!!  Ugh!!!  I don't want to brush her because she just got spayed, but I don't want it to get even more huge!!!
 

AGH!!!!! 

 
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You could try a baby onesie when you are at hown and the collar when you have to leave. That way Chanel might not mat as much and you would be able to work on the matted area.
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom+Oct 18 2004, 07:39 AM-->
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@Oct 17 2004, 02:51 PM
I planned to get Chanel groomed for the first time after her stitches get taken out...but now I am really worried.  I have a collar on her because of the spaying so she won't go after the stitches...only 3 days after the spaying she has a huge MAT that takes up the entirebacksid of her head/neck area!!!  Ugh!!!  I don't want to brush her because she just got spayed, but I don't want it to get even more huge!!!
 

AGH!!!!! 

 
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You could try a baby onesie when you are at hown and the collar when you have to leave. That way Chanel might not mat as much and you would be able to work on the matted area.
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I think I might just try that!!!

Thanks...
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Ehh... I know the feeling! I recently had Kodie neutered and he wasnt washed for 2 weeks... and his MATTS WERE SOOO BADD! :excl:
It was the worst grooming time with him ever! I had to buy special conditioner and brushed some of the matts out while bathing him.
All my hard work and him getting mad at me paided off because now hes doing GREAT! Hardly any matts!
GoodLuck! :D
 

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Well, I had Chanel groomed for he first time, and she looks like a lion!!! I am so happy because the groomer listened and followed all of my instructions. Her entire body is cut to about 1/2 and inch...it was painful to see all of her 5 inches of hair gone, but the mats around her neck were so BAD, I had to cut her hair to about 1/4" long around her neck and along the sides of her body.

My avatar right now is of Chanel after the grooming...I told the groomer to leave her facial hair long, but just to trim it and cut the hair around her eyes because stray hairs were poking in her eyes and causing the tearing.

She looks like a mini-lion. It is histarical. I MIGHT put one of her pictures in the gallery, but I am not too sure. I am happy that she can wear a sweater finally!!!

My grooming experience was great. $38 plus a $5 tip, hope that was enough of a tip.

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To post the image in your response you need to first have it on the internet (SM gallery is fine). Bring the image up on your screen and right click on it. Select "Copy Image Location". Now go back to your response. Place your cursor where you want the image to go in your response and click on the "IMG" button above the response area (up by the "http://", "@", & "QUOTE" buttons). In the window that pops up you paste the location in the textbox. The location needs to end in ".jpg". Otherwise you get a error message.

If this doesn't make sense let me know and I'll try to explain it differently.
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom@Nov 17 2004, 06:28 AM
To post the image in your response you need to first have it on the internet (SM gallery is fine).  Bring the image up on your screen and right click on it.  Select "Copy Image Location".  Now go back to your response.  Place your cursor where you want the image to go in your response and click on the "IMG" button above the response area (up by the "http://", "@", & "QUOTE"  buttons).  In the window that pops up you paste the location in the textbox.  The location needs to end in ".jpg".  Otherwise you get a error message.

If this doesn't make sense let me know and I'll try to explain it differently.
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Thanks, I'll try it later today when I have a chance to breathe!!!


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