Celebrating Greyhounds - Spring/Summer 2017 - 14
Deb teaches a group of students how to wrap a paw as part of a class on
canine first aid and CPR. Photo courtesy of Deb Levasseur.
Deb demonstrates how to wrap a tail during the canine first aid class she has been
teaching for 12 years. Photo courtesy of Deb Levasseur.
To prevent licking, you can use a
is not allowed to lick the wound, otherwise
also create a vicious cycle of endorphin addiction.
all the above steps must be repeated. When a
Once the dog has created a significant sore, the
basket kennel muzzle as Greyhounds are
dog licks a wound, it not only prevents healing,
body releases these natural painkillers. If the
accustomed to these. Applying pieces
it can cause infection and further damage. In
dog ceases licking, the endorphins stop being
of duct tape over the large holes in the
some cases, it can lead to a compulsive licking
produced and the dog experiences withdrawal.
bottom will prevent them from licking
condition known as lick dermatitis. Licking can
The dog licks to keep the sore alive to continue
through the muzzle. You can also purchase
a stool guard, which fits into the muzzle
14 Celebrating Greyhounds Spring/Summer 2017